9.30 Club Washington D.C.
Well, that was a concert in two parts.
It’s not often I think about just how bad the support act is, but that preoccupied me for a while, and still does. Hitherto, Crazy Woman supporting RT in tour in 99/2000 was the clear winner. But Torres last night may have trumped her. I’m actually having difficulty describing it, but a note to my mate that “makes Radiohead seem upbeat and Lou Reed as melody driven’ serves to only just skim the surface. On quiet reflection, the idea that the really, like, edgy stuff that sounded good in Dad’s garage when we were in High School, you know, like atonal, squeally, with a female singer trying to sound like a husky Barry White when her natural pitch is a lot higher…..that doesn’t play well in a decent concert venue.
Work isn’t going well, and FR weren’t going to be on stage until 9.30, which is late for us. I was going to bail until Sharon coaxed me in to going. Imagine my delight, therefore, when FR come on stage and Scott Hutchison sounds like he has laryngitis. My heart sank.
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