Saturday, October 15, 2005
we want the death of rock n' roll



So, I did something I pretty much never do last night. I got really really drunk at a show. But if there was ever a night to do it, yesterday was probably it. The last time I had more than one drink at a concert was probably Aimee Mann a couple years ago; not exactly a get loaded and jump around kind of affair. Last night, however, was very much a jump around kind of affair.



The Constantines were fabulous. New material, old material, it all sounded incredibly tight. That, and, if they had only played "Soon Enough," I probably could've gone home happy.





While the Cons were excellent, I'll be honest, I was more excited about seeing The Hold Steady. Craig Finn was almost literally frothing at the mouth (well, at least spitting a lot), as the band tore through songs from this year's release, Seperation Sunday, and their debut, The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me.



now playing: GZA and Ras Kass - Lyrical Swords

10 Comments:

I was not sold on the Hold Steady, but the Cons were fabulous as mentioned. Would you like to see a pic I took of your drunk self making faces at me?

By Anonymous Yuki., at 1:44 PM  

sure

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:41 PM  

great shots quinn!

By Anonymous Sean, at 5:38 PM  

isn't the "soon" on the setlist "soon enough"?

By Blogger Graham, at 9:50 PM  

sorry.. i reread what i wrote, and that totally unclear...

what i meant, was if they had just played Soon Enough and nothing else I wouldve been happy... cause that tune is so damn good.

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:19 PM  

yes, cons are awesome...they played that same set in edmonton (except good nurse was switched for hyacinth blues due to a request)...question though...did cons play before or after hold steady? did they play an encore? (it was a sans-holdsteady show in edmonton)

By Anonymous matthew, at 8:48 PM  

ok, I'm dumb. I scrolled down a bit, and you say the hold steady opened. (But if you can remember, what did the cons encore with? it was insectivora/young offenders/ride on (ac/dc cover) in edmonoton).

By Anonymous matthew, at 8:58 PM  

i honestly can't remember what the encore was... but i know they didn't play Young Offenders... sadly.

By Blogger Quinn, at 9:27 PM  

they did play soon enough... i was hoping for tank commander.

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