Sunday, June 11, 2006

Any distance for a Concert

So Suz and I drove out to Troy yesterday for a Mike Doughty concert. A good time was had by all.

I was amused to see that while Troy Pub and Brewery is now Brown's Brewing Company it's still the same old place, and the new live music venue they put in next store is a heck of a nice place to see a show. Didn't get a chance to stop by Psi U though, since we got there just in time to grab dinner before the show, and we weren't about to spend the night in Troy afterwards.

As for the show, it was great. The opening act was pretty good, although I'd have liked to see them with their entire band (they kept joking about how they didn't have room in the car for anyone but the lead singer and keyboard player). Doughty and his band were fantastic, as expected. It was his birthday, so about halfway through the set his band brought out a cake with candles and the crowd sang happy birthday to him. The set list was mostly from Haughty Melodic, and was quite good, finishing up with their cover of The Gambler, and then coming back on stage to spend the last 7 minutes or so of his birthday on a short encore. As Ben had told me in the past, Doughty is clearly worth seeing in person, he puts on a great show.

Anyway, it was a great show, even with the long-ass drive out and back, and for everyone who bailed on going you missed out ;-)