Greetings, all, from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
Last night's show at the Paradise was a blast-- I truly felt like the Frü-Lads had hit the big time. The marquee outside bore their name in lights, they had an opening act, there were actual printed tickets with "MOXY FRUVOUS" boldly emblazoned thereupon... (all right, so the tix were only $5 a pop, but still-- it was nice!)
The opening act was "The Pills", hailing from fair Allston, MA. They were, well, LOUD. My friend overheard this priceless snippet of on-stage chat: [one of the band members, referring to Motley Crüe]: "We love the Crüe; they're one of our big influences." I don't think they were joking. I was not displeased when they left the stage.
At ~10:30 pm, the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album faded out, to be replaced by the lilting strains of Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Starting Something". The Frü-Four took the stage rather promptly thereupon, greeted by the cheering masses.
Obligatory Set List:
The place, while not packed to capacity, still seemed pretty full. I thought it was a decent turn-out. The audience had fun; I hope the guys did too. The Gulf War Song was beautiful; it's been a long time since I've heard them do that for an encore instead of the Drinking Song.
Saw Jian briefly after the show; exchanged hellos and small talk. As we left, he was rather half-heartedly chatting up two extremely good-looking women. (Hopefully we didn't cramp his style *too* much...) Didn't see Murray, or any of the other lads.
Hello to the Falconridge Clan, and to the many MIT Frü-heads who turned out for the show. Perhaps I'll see some of you in Cambridge on Saturday night...?
your Früvous correspondent in central Mass.,
p.s. yes, I was the one wearing the "Death" t-shirt...
Some other tidbits from the performance include: