I was quite impressed with Ethel. Such intensity and energy. Although they all had music stands in front of them they mostly played with eyes closed—furiously!
Never seen Joe live. What a treat. He does seem shy. He never made eye contact with the audience during a song. Trying to keep his focus I presume.
Todd was on! He went through his 50-minute set without much banter. It wasn’t flawless but damn near. Most of the songs he performed solo are highly complex arrangements. The guitar strumming in parts of Afterlife, for example, is a different time than his vocals. How does he do that?? Incredible. No boring 3 chords for Our Hero!
The crowd was very appreciative. TR said “Don’t be so easy” following a standing ovation after Tiny Demons.
Highlights for me:
The pre-show gathering with fans at Fat Eddies (you know who you are).
Can’t wait till Chicago.
Home Town Steppin' Out Awkward Age Take It Like a Man It's Different for Girls Obvious Song Love at First Light Girl Be My Number Two Citizen Sane Is She Really Going Out With Him?TODD:
Love of the Common Man Tiny Demons Black & White I Don't Want to Tie You Down I Saw the Light Song of the Viking Can We Still Be Friends? Hello It's Me Bang the Drum Afterlife Lysistrata The WheelJOE & ETHEL:
TODD & ETHEL:
Pretending to Care
TODD, JOE, & ETHEL:
While My Guitar Gently Weeps