I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! Mine was great, I got to spend lots of time with David and my American family. I also ate way too much and gained two pounds. Haha.
Yesterday David and I went to a Minus The Bear concert in Columbus. Minus The Bear is one of David's all time favorite bands (also: The Smashing Pumpkins and Mew) and he introduced me to their music when we met. And I am glad he did because I loooove their music. They are great. Period. David has been to a couple of their concerts too but I have never seen them playing so I was really really excited.
We arrived their early so had to wait half an hour in a very long line before we were able to go into the concert hall. We got a great spot in second row so we were able to see everything. Yay for that. I am so blind that I need to be close to the stage.
Minus The Bear were the co-headliner together with The Airborne Toxic Event, a band that I have never heard of. But it seemed like they were pretty famous, I got the impression that most people, especially the one between the age of 16 and 20, came just because of this band.
The support act was a girl in a glittery dress named Tristan who played some nice songs and had a great voice. I liked her funny dancing moves but I wasn't overly impressed with her music.
Then it was time for Minus The Bear. And time for David to be shocked because of my lack of musicians knowledge. There were some guys on the stage doing the sound check and I was pretty sure that these guys must be the roadies. Because: first of all, roadies usually do the sound check and not the band. And second: I love MTB's music but I have to admit that I have seen pictures of the band but I am really bad with names and faces so I did not recognize them. Plus, in Germany people start to scream when the band enters the stage, even when they just bring a bottle of water. And nobody got excited here so I assumed that these people were the roadies. I was wrong and David was shocked.
Anyway, the concert was amazing. Minus The Bear is a fabulous live band and I got really excited. The bass player was pretty entertaining because he was pretty drunk ( I assumed so, he emptied his first bottle of beer after the first song and I am pretty sure that he had a couple of beers before that.) and showed his thumbs up after every song they played. The guitar player was a very sweaty guy who played a song with a towel over his head. Now that I have seen this band live I can say that I love their music but also the band members seem to be really nice guys you would want to hang out with. I am sure David and those guys could be great friends, I should find a way to introduce them.
I think they played 3 songs of their new album which will be released next months. I liked those songs a lot, especially one of them and I can't wait to listen to their album.
I was a little disappointed because after one song they just left the stage and did not come back for a Zugabe. And that's what I expect from a band I love. But I guess people were waiting for the other band to play. A fact that I can't really understand.
Here are some pictures of Minus The Bear. I apologize for the horrible quality of the pictures but I forgot to bring my camera and had to take pictures with my iPhone.
"It is referring to the 70's television program, B. J. and the Bear. "A friend of the band had gone on a date,” explains singer-guitarist Jake Snider, "and one of us asked him afterwards how the date went. Our friend said, 'You know that TV show from the '70s B.J. and The Bear? It was like that... minus The Bear.' That’s the straight truth.""
Anyway when Minus The Bear finished their set we left our spot in the second row and walked around a bit and looked for shirts.
We have never heard of The Airborne Toxic Event which is surprising because David knows every band on this planet. Not kidding. So we wanted to check out that band and see if we like it.
After a couple of songs we had to realize that we did not like their music. David thought that the singer is a bad Bruce Spingsteen impersonator. I thought that they sounded like a band that would play at a high school prom dressed up as wannabe rock stars. One guy looked like Russel Brand (Pfui), the other guy looked like he came from a bad early 90's reality show.
So yeah, we were not really impressed. We waited a couple of songs for the music to get better which never happened so we left early to eat something and watch the newest episode of Breaking Bad.
Do you guys know that band? Do you like Minus The Bear? Have you watched Breaking Bad?
Have a fabulous week!