Almost forgot to write about this show, which nearly became all about obnoxious concert goers and how they are entirely ruining live music for me. A wonderful Pantages usher found me a different seat for the second half of the show, though, and all was good in the world again…
None of my usual music critics wrote reviews, so I don’t have a set list (this City Pages story does have a partial one). I’m not a super fan of the older stuff, so my knowledge of Trip Shakespeare and the other projects isn’t the greatest. My favorite song was easily Toolmaster of Brainerd and I liked the timeliness of Today You Move as it relates to my current life.
All four of us went to the show, but all I could get were individual single seats. We had two main floor and two balcony, so kid one and I took the stairs, while Colleen and kid two got the better view. I won’t mention the person behind me, other than to say I don’t think alcohol was his only problem. Unfortunately he and his wife weren’t the only people there causing problems – very high quotient of “drunken loud guy thinks he’s the show” as Dan later said on Facebook.
The weather caused all kinds of hurt getting to the show. I dumped people off and went to park, barely getting to my seat before the music started. Based on the empty seats at the sold out show, it seems like lots of people were also impacted. Looked for my music partner in crime, but couldn’t see Mr. Skoglund anywhere (sorry DGS).
Apologies for the crappy photo this time – not sure why the phone had so much trouble in that theater. Maybe it was Munson’s mustache…Originally published by DK on February 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm