Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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I haven't posted in a few days because I've been away for work -- in sunny L.A. While there I was able to do a few things on my own. My best time was spent seeing the Sweet and Tender Hooligans at the Troubadour. The Smiths were my favorite band as a teenager, but I never got to see them perform. I wasn't as much as a Morrissey solo fan, I saw him live and was pretty disappointed. Over the last couple years, my friends in LA would tell me the next best thing to seeing the Smiths live was seeing S&TH's. Man, they were so right!
The word I've been using to describe the night to anybody who will listen is evangelical! S&TH's were just brilliant, not just capturing The Smiths and Morrissey at their best, but, adding a bit of their own elements along the way. Bring on the Section Quartet to perfrom with them during a number of the songs added a touch of class and extra impact. My favorite song of the night was "I Know It's Over" the strings were beautiful, the singing was spot on and the emotional impact was enough to bring the singer to tears. Throughout the night, flowers were pelted about, everyone in the audience sang along and at the end we all wished Morrissey a very Happy Birthday.

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