band, the weather is still pretty nice although there is a spring
cool in the air, and Iím waiting in a little wonder. ďWhy
am I wondering,Ē you may ask? Well, I saw a crowd go from a
frenzy with Barenaked Ladies, to a slight lull for Soul Asylum, and
now wondered how Foo Fighters would fare. I knew Foo Fighters
were popular, but thought that maybe this really wasnít a Foo
Fighterís crowd, especially since Barenaked Ladies and Foo
Fighters tend to be at opposite sides of the musical spectrum.
Is it possible this crowd could have the same appreciation for a
variety of music that I do? Is it possible that Dave Grohl and
the boys could bring the house down the way they did a couple of
years ago? Well, the crowd did, and Foo Fighters did too.
I guess of all of the reviews, this one is the easiest because
Foo Fighters did what they do best, blow out the theory that
guitar-driven rock, whether you call it alternative, metal, or
whatever, but guitar-driven can still knock you on your ass, make
you get back up, and knock you on your ass again.
The set mixed a lot of
songs, intermingling the known radio hits with those only the
faithful would know. It was loud, it was cool, and it was good
to see that for every song , Dave Grohl stretched to the crowd, spun
around, and blasted his guitar through the closing hour of the
Well, nothing more needs to be said about Foo Fighters Ė they
kicked ass. Itís TWO BIG OLí HUGEMOUNGOUS THUMBS UP for
And It Didnít Even Rain.
And so, the night came to a close. As lackluster as the crowd
seemed to be at times, I think most everyone had a good time, I know
I did. But you know, I noticed something as I reflected back
on the bands Ė where are the chick bands, or at least a band with
a chick in them? I started going through them all, and looked,
and thought ďIíve got to be missing one.Ē I thought
again, and nope, it turns out that the closest thing Q101ís
Jamboree í98 had to a female band was Barenaked Ladies, and they
just have a cool name. Maybe itís a booking problem with the
up and coming lady fair, or maybe it is just that there arenít any
good chick bands out there right now (howís that for a line to
stir up trouble Ė Iím just kidding, there a lot of good bands
with females in them, and personally, for me, Iíd rather be taking
pictures of the ladies anyway), but in any case, as a guy, I felt
Oh well, the weather held out, even with Wendyís almost jinxing
it (although it is always humorous watching the younginís leaving,
covered in mud and having to get in their parents car), and for the
30ish dollars, Q101ís Jamboree í98 did give a good idea of a
band you might want to spend your hard-earned money on the next time
they come through town. I know my calendar will be full, and Iíll
even give most of them a second chance.
Well, as always, thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude
on the Right! L8R!!