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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cracker!

My favorite band, Cracker, played in Lincoln at Knickerbocker's last night. Kimber and I went and had a great time. The last time I saw Cracker in Lincoln was in 1998 at Guitars and Cadillacs. That show was horribly promoted and maybe 50 people showed up in a venue that could probably hold 1,000. David Lowery opened that show by saying, "Welcome to Cracker's first, last and only show in Lincoln." Well, a few years later and being cut from Virgin records and they're back. The band's bassist was MIA due to a death in the family, so some songs were played sans bass and David took over 4-string duties on others. They took a few requests. I yelled out one of my favorites, "Been Around the World," a few times. I didn't expect them to play it, but they ended the encore and closed the show with it. I don't know if I influenced them or not, but I was happy to hear it. I also discoverd that cel phones make good tools for recording set-lists during a show.

4 Comments:

  • At 9:42 PM, Anonymous greg said…

    dude, Cracker is playing in Vegas this week.....

     
  • At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great pic T. Glad I could share it with you! :o*

     
  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger Filemore said…

    Your the cracker. Cracker!

     
  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Thew said…

    Goddammit, I'm in Houston and missed this.

    'Low' was one of the best songs of that era, after all.

     

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