I just got back from Foxwoods, where I saw Crowded House kick off their ‘Time on Earth’ tour. All I can say is, wow!
I haven’t been to a concert in about five years and I have to say, the music was fantastic! While they played a few songs from their new album (which is great, go pick it up), they really went back to the old stuff. “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, “Pineapple Head”, “Weather With You”, and “Fall at Your Feet” were all played with the last two songs involving audience participation.
I have to say, it wasn’t a typical concert venue. It was a small little theater. This was a much smaller affair, which I think allowed the band to goof off a bit. At one point, they ordered fish and chips along with a few Mojitos. Taking a few bites, they then offered the platter to the crowd and to my surprise, people didn’t rush for it. They just walked up to the stage, took a french fry and walked back to to their seat and sat down.
Twice Neil Finn stopped a song either because of laughing, or he started in the wrong key. I thought it was particularly lovely because it showed that rock stars can be just regular guys and not untouchable Gods. So what could have been just a night of listening to live music, turned into a great experience! It felt like I had invited the band into my living room, joked with them between songs and then got swept away in the magic of the lyrics and melody.
Go see these guys if you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.
Walking out of the casino 13 dollars richer didn’t hurt my enjoyment of the evening either.
JerolJ wrote:RUSH - Xcel Center in St Paul. Louder than hell, great light show and special song introductions from Doug & Bob McKenzie, and the kids from South Park. It takes a lot of brass to play 9 songs from your latest album but these guys pulled it off.
Evil wrote:Last concert I saw was Tears for Fears - a friend of mine is the drum-tech so we were able to hang out before and after as well - great band with finely crafted pop songs.
Rush is money. They simply don't have bad shows. I've seen them twice (The Gorge at George, and Fiddler's Green in Denver) and both times they were tight, joyful and rockin'. I'm bummed I don't live in Denver any more as the wife and I would have died to see them at Red Rocks on this most recent tour.
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