It seems that someone really made an error in judgement when the placed the order of the bands. My interest in Gym Class Heroes first peaked when I heard the track 'Cupid's Chokehold' that has a phat Supertramp sample.
(hit play to get a taste of it for yourself)
I couldn't help but wonder if the 'MySpace' enthusiasts, and hyper-text messagers that surrounded us had even heard of Supertramp? I highly doubt it. They just don't make them like that anymore! Breakfast in America? Anyone? There really wasn't a bad song on that album. But I digress.......
Clearly, there was an overwhelming theme throughout the evening, which was the innocence of youth. As I walked around the venue with my huge 'over 21' stamp proudly displayed on the top of my right hand, I realized that I was outnumbered. As the show continued, I tried to appreciate the enthusiasm I had for a favorite band in concert. How I would shriek at the mere stroke of a chord that even hinted that they would play my favorite song. But my favorite bands didn't have a guy on stage whose main job was to wave a flag back and forth, and can we talk about the ridiculous mascot that was dancing on stage? I guess the difference is, that the bands that I followed with love and devotion were actually good. It was the music, not the antics, that got me on my feet. Is good, powerful music that feeds your soul a lost art? I tend to be an optimist, and will continue to keep an open mind. This undoubtedly means I may find myself yet again swimming in a sea of pre-teen angst and prefabricated, overly produced music, but if anything, it keeps you young. Until next time, see you at The Fillmore. (3/27/07)