In Concert: Youth Group

I really wanted to see these guys and it was their last night in America, so I’m glad I went. But lordie, what a bad idea when it comes to my SLEEP needs, which are MIGHTY. Third concert of five in a seven day period; I had to work at 6 a.m. that day, and 7 a.m. the following day, and the concert didn’t start until 9:30 and there were two openers, and the venue was so filled with smoke that when I got home at 1:30, I had to take a shower and wash my hair seven times in order to be able to breathe… Yup, it was a long night.

That said, they sounded GREAT. Very put together / accomplished band. One of the opening bands (more on that below) kept talking AS IF Youth Group was just accompanying them on the road, rather than the other way around. But sonically it was quite clear who was the REAL hit of the evening. Thought they were great, like them even more now.

Kind of a hilarious look to them, though. Four boys. Three all ’70s-styled and hirsute, one beard, one white ‘fro, one mustache, disco-y shirts, denim, etc. And the fourth? Could be a Calvin Klein model. Tall, lanky, clean cut (!!), and oh so very very pretty. Chiseled cheek and chin bones. Smooches to you, bass player! You’re hot!

Openers:

What Made Milwaukee Famous: Not bad, not bad. Didn’t seem quite comfortable on stage but some of their songs were good. Pretty enjoyable.

Aqueduct: Wow, what an ego. Their first song was GREAT but sadly they set the bar a BIT too high and it was downhill from there. The lead singer seemed to feel his band was the highlight of the night. Unfortunately for his band, I’d say his vocals are their weak link. (But I will concede the song of theirs that was on the OC Mix 4 also sounded good.)

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