the nap i took this afternoon did me much better than i thought it would. i only had to yawn once or twice during the show tonight, last night i was yawning the whole way through!
but anyway, i just got back, and i wanted to post a review while it was fresh in my head...
rogue's march were excellent, again. for the people who've already seen em, well for those who havent either, but you wont know the difference....i LOVE 'clear' and 'detour'!! and the 'bedsheets' song kinda reminded me of a slowed down "i want out of the circus." and phillippe thought the 'amsterdam mistress' had a camper kind of feel to it. anyway, i wouldve bought their cd, but i have a negative bank account right now so i cannot afford much of anything. i'll have to order it via the web once i have money again. (whenever that will be..)
the sound people did a great job of quickly getting rogue's march's equipment off the stage and cracker's all set to be played since it was such a tight schedule with the disco starting afterwards. rogue's march played about 50 minutes, and cracker almost two hours.
guess i'll start with the setlist. but oops, i dont have the exact order for a bunch of the songs. i sorta lost my pen pretty early on..umm during the first song. then about 10 songs later i found it on the floor in a sea of beer and tried to go back and put the songs they played in order, but yeah, that didnt work. so anyway, the setlist:
1.been around the world *out or order* 2.i see the light 3.7 days 4.dr bernice 5.lonesome johnny blues 6.eurotrash girl 7.teen angst 8.mr wrong 9.big dipper 10.sweet thistle pie 11.trials & tribulations *in order again* 12.be my love 13.LOSER!!!!!!! 14.take me down to the infirmary 15.how can i live without you 16.disco thing (will get to that later) 17.another song about the rain 18.low 19.i ride my bike david introduced the bandthe obvious highlight was loser. they played it for phillippe just like they said they would! it was wonderful.
david botched up the 'took the train down to athens' part in eurotrash, and missed a line in loser, but other than that, no broken strings and all the right words at the right times. haha :)
the "disco thing" i was saying...david said that they wont do an encore, they'll just stay out and play till they have to leave because of the disco, and that maybe one day boston will have a decent club, and then went on to say that it's because there are so many college kids around here and they all listen to that bad music...and he started a disco beat with his sampler and johnny added a disco kinda sound and kenny did more on his keyboard and david started rapping a little, it was hilarious.
he also mentioned this list and how they wanted to be able to play songs that they dont usually play. then he said something like "wait, i wasnt supposed to say that." and then they went into song bout the rain.
okay guys, i'm gonna have to bail on the review right now, my no sleep is catching up with me in a big way and i'm about to crash now. and i have to work in the morning. :( but i'll pick up where i left off with this tomorrow. all you have to know for now is it was a great great show. :)
so there you go, and on that note, i am going to bed. i'll finish up this review tomorrow after work probably. the band was just getting in their soccer mom minivan :) and leaving for atlantic city as phillippe and i left the club so all of you who'll be there tomorrow night, enjoy
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1.Been Around the world 2.7 days 3.I see the light 4.Dr. Bernice 5.Eurotrash Girl 6.Lonsome Johnny Blues 7.Mr. Wrong 8.Big Dipper 9.trials and tribulations 10.Teen Angst 11.Be My Love 12.Infirmary 13.Loser (which David said was for phillipe) 14.sweet thistle pie 15.How can I live without you 16.ANOTHER SONG ABOUT THE RAIN (the best live version of any song I've ever heard - the solo at the end -- jaw to the floor guitar playing by johnny - holy shit!) 17.Low 18.I Ride my bikeI feel as though I've left something out...
Ahha! As he was mentioning they'd skip the encore break to get in more songs before the 10:30 disco curfew Kenny stuck up some techno sounds on the keyboards and Johnny and David Freestyled for a bit... very funny.
Brandy fit in really well, they were really tight and it was just great energy. Definitely as relaxed as I've ever seen them in Boston - the last few shows they did at avalon I sort of percieved a "lets get through the set" kind of feel - not tonight.
A cool thing... we were standing on Johnny's side, (it was great being able to finally see the artwork on the #7 Les Paul up close) and all of a sudden Bill Janowicz from Buffalo Tom was beside us in the crowd rocking out to teen angst and seeming really into them. Not a big deal - buff tom are one of my other favorite bands and it was cool to see that he to digs cracker...
enough rambling from me. sorry.
ps. thanks so much to the band for the entire show but especially for playing Another Song about the Rain and Loser....
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