All in all, I *really* enjoyed both in-store concerts. I had nnever ben to one prior to 12:30 yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. The setup wasn't ideal, and a lot of people had trouble seeing (I had a good seat both times [5:30: *Thank you,* Amanda!!], luckily) from the back, or from behind the racks (it was noted that everywhere one turned, people could be seen in nooks).
Upbeat songs were well-appreciated; as was being able to hear some of the stuff I'd anticipated at Ram's Head that weren't played. (not that I didn't enjoy the show-- I did, very much!) A great big kudos to the lads for sticking it out through that enormous line after the Borders 5:30 show; I was at the very-end with Amy, and they guys, while tired, were still jovial and friendly. And *special* thatnks to Tobey for getting me my hockey jersey!
Three shows in less than 24 hours. Aaaahh, saturation. =)
Hope all ye who tripped from out of town had a good time in DC! Good to
meet you, Angie, Queen Lisa, Fruprincess Dana and Amy, finally!
Some other tidbits from the performance include: