Live Show: 04/24/97


Buffalo, NY

Reviewed by: Chris O'Malley

The Details

Well, it had been about a month since I've seen the guys, so this show came with much anticipation. I was really looking forward to hearing the "newer" set, and to meet up again with some old friends.

I arrived at Ogden Street Music Hall around 7pm, slightly before doors opened. Since I wasn't planning on drinking that evening, I jumped in the under 21 line (it was significantly shorter). Marcus was there, along with Jude, whom I'd never met before, but have talked to on numerous occasions via e-mail.

The Nields came up a little bit after 8 (oh my god, a show actually started on time?!?) and played for about an hour. Good stuff. I didn't stick around to hear them when I saw Moxy in Albany last month, so this was really my first time seeing (or hearing) them ever. I was impressed enough that I'll probably buy their CD when it comes out.

Johny Vegas hit the stage at about 9 and also played for a little under an hour. These guys remind me a lot of the Goo Goo Dolls. They mentioned that one of their songs will be on Pacific Pallisades next Wednesday. I think the thing that most impressed me about these guys was the lead guitarist. Very solid.

Laurie Addenbrooke was at the show, and said she ran into my old roommate from college. Turns out he recognized my signature on Laurie's shirt, and asked her if the "Chris O." she knew was the same person he knew. I haven't seen Jim in about a year, and actually, he's the one who introduced me to Moxy.

Well, the moment we were all waiting for, Moxy. They got on stage at 10pm and played till about 11:30. The set was comprised of mostly new stuff, which was fine by me. I got to hear Sahara, Kick in the Ass, and the new Billie Jean medley for the first time live. Dave has been sick, so I was surprised that they played so many songs that feature him as lead singer.

After the show, I talked to some of the people my friend Jim works with (mostly Mike and his wife, Kelly). It turns out A LOT of people are going to the Syracuse and Rochester shows. And from what I could gather, quite a few people that were at this Buffalo show will be at the Clinton (5/31) show. Hi's also to Tara (full of bourbon) and her sister.

Laurie and I talked to Murray, Mike, and Jian (Dave was resting). Jian thanked me for doing the web pages for the guys; it was very cool to hear thanks right from the band themselves. At about 1 in the morning, Laurie and I decided it was time to say our goodbyes, and have to wait a wopping 24 hours to see the guys again!! :-)

Syracuse, here I come...

The Pictures

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The Music

Opened with The Set Closed with Encore 1 Encore 2

Misc. Info

Some other tidbits from the performance include:

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