We've had a very low key Memorial Day weekend here. Low key is good. But we did get to go out Friday night for a bit of a date, which is a rarity. Matt got some last minute tickets to Keane. Saw them at the Bank of America Pavilion which is a tent-like set-up down by the "sea". First time we'd been there and it was a really nice venue to see a show. Still, it was bloody hot. Record breaking 90 degree May temperatures across New England. Super day for wearing black jeans and a black button up shirt up on stage!
[pictures courtesy of Matt and our little pocket camera]
My very good friend Stephanie is quite pissed at the lead singer for going into rehab last summer and canceling a show she bought tickets for. Rightly so, because it was awesome. We don't say that too often, but this was a good one. Maybe it was from the unexpectedly hot weather, or from being back on the road after the hard times. I don't know, but they were good. Tom, the lead singer, has like perfect pitch. The drummer was super nice. And I guess the keyboardist writes their music, so obviously a lot of talent there. He wrote the Hamburg Song to the leader singer, basically telling him to get his sh*t together. Makes a lot of sense. But they're all friends again and in the studio, so hopefully he'll stay clean so we can see them again. Why does it seem all the more tragic when someone with such a baby face goes down that path?
One of the best things about the show was the lighting and the art work that was played on a series of flat panel screens. Some of the artwork was by the same artist, Sanna Annukka, who did their latest album covers. Worth checking out.
On the way back to the car we passed by to see our old friend Pinchey, but he'd gone to bed for the night. No lobster hugs this weekend.
Hope you had a good holiday weekend.