Last Night: fun. at Bayou Music Center

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And to be fair, fun. is hardly the first group to stumble upon this sort of bait and switch. It worked well enough for the Rolling Stones, making "You Can't Always Get What You Want" an excellent choice to close out the main set, down to a real flugelhorn on the famous intro.

It was easy to smile at that, and at the banter about throwing fruit (an old Broadway/vaudeville tradition). And, overall, fun. did seem to be enjoying themselves quite a bit -- Antonoff even peeled off a couple of tasty guitar solos when he didn't even really have to.

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But still, all that sadness so close at hand, no matter how beautiful the music is. For a band that has become an unlikely standard-bearer of mainstream rock, reading between the lines of their songs is not a pretty picture at all.

Personal Bias: To quote dlisted's Michael K, I can't right now.

The Crowd: The most wholesome, mainstream-looking large crowd I've been in for quite some time. Lots of women, young people, and not quite as many couples as I expected.

Overheard In the Crowd: "It's like merging on the highway" - traffic was a little backed up leaving the theater.

Overheard In My Head: I am really goddamn old.

Random Notebook Dump: Watching fun. accept one of their Grammys last Sunday, I caught myself wondering how their mothers let them go out of the house dressed like that.


Out on the Town
One Foot
All the Pretty Girls
Why Am I the One
At Least I'm Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)
All Alone
It Gets Better
All Alright
The Gambler
Carry On
We Are Young
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones cover)


Some Nights

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Bayou Music Center

520 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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