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Cake concert

"It's a good thing that I'm not a star / you don't know how lucky you are / my record may say it / but no one will play it / 'cause sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year"

Interesting choice for an opening song, "Sad Songs & Waltzes". Also, if it was an actual breakup song, its become highly ironic and better revenge than he thought, in large packed theatres.

(Kind of makes me think of hearing Andrew Bird sing "they don't play me on the radio, and that's the way I like it" on the Current.)

"Been a Long Time" - What I'd thought was intricate backing vocals at the start of the song turned out to be synthesizer. Also I always want to change the Pontiac line to Laundromat, which would be a better rhyme.

This is I believe the third time I've seen them live. The previous times were at First Ave. At the State, the sound is good and we have a reasonably clear view from the balcony, but it took me a few songs to really get into the show in the same way, lacking the immediacy.

Hmm, other thoughts - I really liked a song I hadn't heard before, off the new album, (I think its called "Away") but it made me too sad to go "Whooo!" at the end.

Some guy was idiot enough to yell loudly a request for a song we'd just heard a little while ago, starting their second set.

There was some great directed audience participation with halves of the audience doing different parts, sometimes in harmony.

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May. 13th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
There were a lot of idiots at the show, including four drunken ones behind us. During "Satan is my Motor", the girl was trying to sing along, but didn't know the lyrics, and so she sang "I don't know what he's saying!" in sort-of melody. So I turned and said "Then maybe you should be quiet!" So she asked me, "What's he saying?"

"Satan is my motor!"
"Satan is my Motor."
"I can't sing that!!"
"Then don't."

After the song, I said to her, "Yeah, that one was a big hit on the Christian radio stations." I'm not sure she got my joke. I think she was a Christian, because she spent the rest of the show bitching, whining and complaining, but never, ever leaving. I guess she missed the intro, where the singer said that this song was a METAPHOR. She might not know what a metaphor is, I suppose.
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