Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Show Review: Titus Andronicus & Lucero @ The Magic Stick 4/11/09

As my brief little write up for Detour alludes to (thanks for tag teaming that one Adam), I was at the Titus Andronicus/Lucero show this past Saturday. My girlfriend loves her some Lucero, but isn’t such a fan of fellow Lucero fans. Now I know why. This guy pretty much hit the nail on the head with his description of the bunch. However, despite my occasional horror and frequent wincing at watching a throng of sweaty boys crowd surfing and bouncing off of each other (with more than one person going ass-over-apple-cart and narrowly escaping entry into closed head injury land) it was difficult for me to feel much animosity. I know I would have felt lots of it should I have been foolish enough to try to watch the show from the floor, but from my safe haven near the merch table behind a metal bar, I could see that the people in the pit area were having a blast – arms around each other, singing along, smiling… I scanned the crowed for the kind of testosterone and whiskey fueled “Yeah, we might be half naked, sweaty and in exceptionally close proximity to each other, but I’m not a homo and to prove it I’m gonna beat your ass” pre-fight tension, but didn’t really see it. It was not MY kind of happy crowd, but a happy crowd nonetheless. As far as Titus Andronicus goes, I just don’t get it. I tried to get it, I don’t get it and now I’m moving forward. Because that’s all you can do.

1 comment:

JRC said...

For years I've been saying that "ass over apple cart" is the greatest phrase on the planet. Thank you for helping the cause.

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