A Fine Frenzy was a band for which I had high hopes and had to deflate them somewhat to enjoy myself. The singer is a very talented vocalist but her aspartame-sweet and flakey demeanor at the start made her come across valium’d. As the show progressed and her music picked up the tempo whatever she took beforehand appeared to wear off and it got much better.
Now for Joshua Radin himself. The whole concert from start to finish was 3.5 hours! We definitely got more than we paid for. He played a good selection of his oldies-but-goodies and his brand new album. And since I purchased his new CD (yes, CD, no LPs for the hipsters in the crowd) and Shae got a t-shirt we were able to meet him after the show. Unfortunately a brief handshake and CD sign was not enough to make him fall hopelessly in love with me. Good thing Shae was there to help me tone down my big ear-to-ear grin before meeting him; don’t wanna be a big fangirl. His new stuff is good stuff and you should get it!
He is making his way east – Toronto friends, see him if you get the chance!
|Shae and me waiting in the cold for the concert|
|Me and Joshua|