We had time to grab dinner before the show and then we went inside to check out The Pit. First impression: the place was TINY. It is, in fact, about the size of Fletchers in Baltimore. Luckily, size is not always what matters. ;-P
The stage area and bar were on the ground level, the next level up was another bar and an area with tables which sported computers, beer guards and all. That was fairly cool to see, a bar hooked up to the net. Oh, and the pottys were up there too... Kinda sadistic.
It was nice and cool there and that was very welcome later in the evening. Not all clubs are as free with their a/c.
The set was very long, and very, very good. The band was very much on and into the music. The crowd was excellent, and a good time was had by all.
Willis opened with his "Ode to the 80s" montage after first making absolutely certain his fly wasn't open.
Then came Cracker. Johnny in PJs again, (he wasn't for Williamsburg and VA Beach the day before), and Kenny stuck back in a little cubby, practically out of sight.
1. Heaven Knows I'm Lonely 2. Be My Love 3. Eurotrash Girl 4. Cinderella (w/ LP) 5. Sweet Thistle Pie (w/ LP) 6. Been Around the World 7. Wedding Day 8. Sweet Potato bleeds into 9. This Is Cracker Soul 10. Pictures of Matchstick Men 11. How Can I Live Without You 12. Teen Angst 13. Sweet Virginia (Stones cover) w/ LP 14. Perfect (w/ LP) 15. Hollywood Cemetery (!) 16. Get Off This 17. (Brandy sings lead) Southern Moon (?) 18. Whole Lotta Trouble 19. Loser (very good) 20. Lonesome Johnny Blues 21. Dr. Bernice 22. Happy Birthday to Me 23. Trials and Tribulations 24. Mr. Wrong 25. LowLike I said... This was a great show... According to David, Kenny was from Greenville, NC, and Frank wrote Whole Lotta Trouble. Cinderella really rocked and Frank threw in some amazing drumming there at the end. It was breathtaking. The bleeding of Sweet Potato into Cracker Soul seemed perfect. It was really interesting to see the cover songs... I'm not sure on the "Southern Moon song Brandy did. Is it a Brandy Wood original? In Get Off This, the crowd participated in the "fuck the slice I want the pie / nah nah nah nah nah nah" part, and it really came off great. After that, the band tried to bribe Jeff (the guitar tech) to do a song, and even though the bidding went as high as $70 Jeff declined. After Whole Lotta Trouble, David, literally, threw in the towel after telling Brandy the wrong chords for the bridge, though it wasn't that noticeable to the novice ear (i.e. it sounded fine to me). Frank had some great backing vocals in it too. Loser felt really great. The mood flowed in and enveloped the crowd, and it seemed very charged. In Lonesome Johnny Blues... a funny thing happened... Johnny messed up on the very final chord. Doesn't happen very often... but it was kinda funny to see. I will no longer comment on forgotten lyrics on Dr. Bernice, it's just so dasmmned hard to keep them straight!
Well... that's all I can remember now... I shoulda written this sooner. Perhaps I'm hand write my reviews of the Apothecary shows so I don't lose as much...
see y'all at the shows!
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