I went to see Spain tonight. More notes on the show tomorrow. The main points:
I didn’t realize I was so much of an old fogey. Another MBA intern from my company came to the show with me, and his comments were, “Please, another mellow song…” I think I was so sucked in on an emotional level to the music that I didn’t realize the main failing of Spain: if you’re in a crowded room, and Josh Haden’s vocal mic isn’t turned up enough over the mix (or is too muddy to be heard), and if a lot of people are talking in the background, then it just sounds like an extremely well-rehearsed country wedding band.
Which points out a few things:
- I get far too deep into the music that I listen to;
- the importance of a good sound man;
- certain important things are best shared only with a few close friends, no matter how much fun others may be to hang out with under other circumstances.
And with that grammatical awkwardness…