I cannot say it enough: Mucca Pazza never fails to deliver.
They’re like the anti-fail… which for a large group of nerds is always an achievement.
Anyway, their show at the Bottom Lounge was amazing. There was a really great crowd — a lot of people dancing and everyone was just having a good time. As per usual with MP concerts, I squirmed my way towards the front, landing myself about 4 people back. Close enough to see everything, but out of range to get hit by the band (which really, I’ve been right up on the stage before, and it’s still just as awesome there). I don’t think you really can pick a bad spot in the crowd at a MP concert.. however, if you want to dance around you should really be up front. That’s were the rest of us who love to dance around will be.
If you’ve never been to a MP show before, I highly suggest checking them out. You can search youtube all you want, but you really won’t get a true feeling for them until you’ve seen them live. I have yet to go to a live show as fun as one of theirs. They’re great musicians, entertainers, and all-around great folk (as I’ve mentioned numerous times). I mean, I still turn into a little fan girl at the shows. So when they were marching in, and Mark put his hand on my head I seriously giggled with joy. Hang around after the show and you’ll get a chance to chat with them — it was through doing that I was able to get to know a few of the members and then get involved in the reading band. (Which reading band is happening tonight: more info at Mucca’s site; notice the circular reference back to Wench there.)
As always, I tried to drag a lot of people to the show… I got Jason to come out with me, and he brought his friend Scott… (We showed up early enough to have some pre-Mucca drinks… which I will say, coming in from outside, a shot of whiskey really does it.) And since Sara was filming for Venus, Adam and Dan showed up too. Dan, being Dan, was picked out to do a little solo on Moriya with student conductor Jeffrey Thomas (always a great song/performance). Dan tends to get soloed out in a crowd. It’s his nature.
Anyway. It was an amazing show and I’m looking forward to Reading Band tonight — from the email list it should be a good turn out. If you’re interested in joining, either contact Mark via the methods on MP’s site or leave a comment here with your email (all comments are monitored, so I’ll edit out your email before it posts if you’ve got more to say).
And now to leave you with some goodies! Videos from the concert — a little bit from K12 and a full ensemble of one of my favorite songs (hell, I guess I love them all… but this one is quite enjoyable).