Sunday, April 22, 2007


Rock and roll is full of silly cliches and contrivances. Chief among them is the encore. We all know what's coming, the band puts down their instruments, but we know they're coming back, to play those critical songs that were missing from the setlist. But you know what, it works so well. It's the most artificial drama imaginable, but when the singer starts off, just him and guitar, and the band walks by you and onto the stage to bring the song to its climax, you can't help but get excited. Ending with a cover of a punk standard is just an added bonus.

P.S.-I promise I'm going to write about something other than rock and roll concerts in the future.


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