As Fast As, Boys Like Girls, Butch Walker and the LetÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Go Out Tonights
July 28, 2006
Boston was full of excitement on this night. I was running late as usual. The trains were packed with Red Sox fans. There was a baseball game going on right next to the club and Lansdowne Street was bustling with people. There are sausage vendors and scalpers all yelling. I canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t even recount how many times I got ask if I needed tickets to the game. I just barely made it inside before As Fast As started. As Fast As had so much energy. Being my first time even hearing of them, they definitely caught my attention and held it. SpencerÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s vocals were strong and I was definitely impressed. Zach was crazy with his guitar and full of energy. The crowd seemed to absorb their energy and really got into their set. In between the sets there was karaoke. It was thoroughly entertaining. People picked songs like Baby Got Back, Material Girl, You Oughtta Know, and DonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t Stop Believing. Next up was Boys Like Girls. They are a definite favorite around here because Boston is their hometown. There was a definite buzz in the air as they hit the stage. MartinÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s vocals werenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t as strong as I hoped but he was still pretty good. The stage presence of the band as a whole was amazing. They definitely know how to put on a show for their hometown. I will admit that I was dancing around by myself and cheering like crazy. BLG will do that to you. Butch Walker followed Boys Like Girls. Butch Walker and The LetÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Go Out Tonights put on such an amazing show complete with amazing stage lights, back up singers and amazing music. Butch is crazy on the guitar and his vocals were amazing. The LetÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Go Out Tonights were also entertaining to watch. Their two female back up singers put on quite a show singing and dancing, dressed in their 80Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s attire. Butch would throw his pick up in the air multiple times and catch it in his mouth, hands, etc. Martin from Boys Like Girls jumped up on stage with Butch at one point and they sang a cover of Gnarls BarkleyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”CrazyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. This night was amazing. One of my favorite shows of the year. I hope you all got to check it out before they finished the tour.
(photo from butchwalker.com)