This show was amazing...I've never reviewed a show before but I'm going to attempt it. *traded in my frumiles for a pin whoohoo*
The day was insane to begin with. No sleep the night before and an emergency call into work, meant that by 7:00 I was so ready for some fun and a concert. So after waiting grabbing a quick bite at the dining commons, my friend Jorjia, my roomie Choi, and I headed out of the UNLV parking lot amidst the strains of "We are the Champions" oh yeah. The fifteen minutes it took to drive to the venue(my shortest frutrip ever I might add) went quickly, and after a bit of confusion over a stray dog in the street, we parked. As we pulled into the parking lot, the other fruhead members of the audience,Shannon and Dmitri,from Tuscon AZ, pulled in behind us.
We headed over to say hi to Tobey and overheard a bit of the sound check;Piece of Mind, Message and KofS. We chilled in the parking lot for a while waiting for the rest of the audience to show up....they didn't.
The audience finally did grow to 11 people(counting the opening band) however. Just a note...fruvous practically sold out LA the night before, and here they were in Vegas playing for 11 people. We had the feeling this was going to be a pretty "different" kind of show and we weren't disappointed.
Fruvous hit the stage around 9:45, or rather wandered on stage and opened with:
Sahara Murray was having probs with the bass so it took quite a while to get past the intro the "new" extended version I guess. Jockey--After Jockey the guys announce that for the first and only time...this is going to be a set listless show. BJ--- At this point my friend Jorjia got up to use the restroom, Jian and Mike kindly played the opening over until she returned,There was bantering over the fact that even the gas stations in Vegas had slot machines in them. Jian then proceeded to search for a native in the audience..there was only 1..which led into... Early Morning Rain-- by Gordon "Pasty" Lightfoot, this being Las Vegas of course. When she talks-- started out as the "instrumental" version as the keyboard didn't want to behave. Pisco I was the only person in the venue, that had previously heard this song, it was quite the novel feeling and I got to teach the dance..it was fun Boss Spidey This is where the show got a little crazy. The guys jumped off stage and ran around the room for these songs...it was awesome fun! Mike even did a little pole dancing during Spiderman...as "Misty" the showgirl. Indy If Only--sounded awesome. Wow, talk about chills. Boo Time Mistra know it all "We'd like to play a Stevie Wonder tune" "yeah it's gangsta paradise" here the guys kind of just looked at each other and wondered what to play next.the chose Incredible Medicine show Tureen Saucep'n IWHO My Poor Generation Splatter this after voicing their worries that this audience would think them morose for only playing the slow songs off of Thornhill...so they decided to play the one fast one off of the album then Lou appeared for the final song... Dancing queen
An amazing show...the guys seemed to have fun, and it
must have been quite the turn around..in a tiny venue
with 11 audience members. The show was long. Started
at 9:45 over at 12:00. We hung around for a while
chatting and then thanks to papers and midterms
started on the "long" journey back. Definately, quite
the amazing night.
Some other tidbits from the performance include: