What do I know about Something Corporate? SC & Jack’s Mannequin, brought to my attention by Tracy, initially dismissed as whiny, and then… hi, grower. Or more like: hi, love. The music snob thing doesn’t work on me so much anymore. Too much work. I’d rather jump around to some So-Cal pop punk than go listen to some wordless disco.
Definitely one of my favorite shows ever. It made me absolutely giddy, even though I don’t know the rest of the band members. The sound was excellent. Everyone was singing along to nearly all of the songs, and yet Andrew did not get drowned out. He came through clear as a bell. The piano, too. And no “hey, asshole!” factor. Everyone was relatively polite. Not a lot of pushing or “oh, I have to go find my friends, they’re right in front of you! (LIE!).” A pleasant concert experience can make a beloved band sound 10x better.