Live Show: 6/12/97


Baltimore, MD

Reviewed by: Dan Jablonski

The Details

Started out in Baltimore, where Fruvous was opening for Billy Bragg at Bohager's (it's the B show!). I got there during the second song (woulda been on time if that Maryland trooper hadn't pulled me over on I-95...)

The set was pretty standard opening act stuff--about 30-45 minutes of River Valley, Get in the Car, Right Wing Shit, Boss, GMIA, Johnny Saucep'n, KoS, typical stuff for winning over the Fruvous-impaired.

Then the Fruheads moved back and the Billy Bragg fans moved forward, Bragg came on stage and played for his screaming fans. I don't think either set of fans really "got" the music of the other act.

Afterwards, the fruhead contingent that was still there when Zard arrived went to a deli in Fell's Point and hung out for a while. There was much discussion of Fruvous, a cappella music, and life in general. It was 2:30am by the time I found a hotel and got checked in (thanks in part to a random 2am traffic jam--I95 was completely closed!)

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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