Bitter Friday Night

Grr… Let’s say you fully intended to spend the night at a kick-ass concert where you would be serenaded by both the French Kicks and Ladytron, but you had no idea they both were so popular that the concert at the 9:30 Club tonight would sell out. And of couse, you did not get tickets in advance.

Grr.. So here you are, several bottles of sake and several vodka-and-soda’s later, wondering how said concert was. Wondering as you comiserated at DC9, nursing said cornucopia of drinks, bashing your head against the table in a paroxysm of guilt over not having bought tickets in advance, sucking in the heavy smoke-laden air and wondering why young twentysomething girls think cut-off jean miniskirts with flip-flops are a cool look. Sigh.

Did anyone get into the concert last night? Can anyone tell a sad sack like me how it was?

5 Comments so far

  1. Nicole (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

    I had never heard the French Kicks before and they really didn’t do anything for me.

    Sorry to say, Ladytron put on a fabulous show. I didn’t time their set but it was at least 1.5 hours. The strobe and spot lights got to be a bit much at times but their song was really stong. I am not much of a concert reviewer/ music critic, so I am not sure what else to tell you.


  2. Tom Mills (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    Depending on what type of sake you drank, it could have been a hell of a night. Of course, being a “responsible parent”, my concert days are over, not that I ever had those days anyway… unless they were USO tours on the deck of a ship or at the military base we were stationed at.

    Sorry to hear you missed the concert, though… good luck with the recovery from the sake and vodka mix…


  3. techne (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

    the french kicks sounded like every other band from the last three years were put in a blender. So they were likable, but annoyingly familiar.

    Ladytron….my opinion shouldn’t count for much perhaps since I only knew one or two of their songs going on, but they left me cold. The view from the balcony of their #1 fans rocking out along the stage, though, suggests that true fans would have been pleased…


  4. keli (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    I have been jonesing to see Ladytron live for a while now. I just saw an event posting about the show late last night. I agree grr…


  5. Billy (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 1:51 pm

    Went to the show and bolted after the French Kicks.

    I must say, the Ladytron crowd was certainly not there for the French Kicks. As my girlfriend and I danced to the Kicks (we really do enjoy their music), we became the victims of annoyed and seemingly hostile stares. In fact, one concert-goer actually semi-pushed my girlfriend! What the heck?! Anyways, the FK’s were awesome, as usual. And they sure didn’t seem like “…every other band from the last three years … put in a blender.”

    It brings to light a much broader issue. What is going on with the way people in DC enjoy a show? it just seems so … sedate.

    I’m open to alternative points of view.



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