Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K

Yesterday Laura came up to visit and to see a Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K concert, which was our Fall 2010 concert. At first, I was excited about this concert because I liked Relient K, but upon listening to some of their music in preparation, I realised that I did not like them as much as I had originally thought. So I went to this concert not expecting much simply because it is much more enjoyable when you actually recognise songs.

But I have to say, I had fun. And I have a bone to pick with Truman. If you are going to buy a ticket for a concert, wait in line for about an hour, and then fight your way into the mob of people in front of the stage, what the hell is the point if you are going to just stand there for two hours? Seriously, a handful of friends and I were some of the few people getting into the music. Most of the crowd was singing along, but refused to actually show their interest. It just seemed like a waste of time.

And at first I thought, “It is the beginning of the concert, maybe people will get more lively as it goes on.” WRONG! There were maybe two songs in which the majority of the group started dancing. I just do not understand. If you really like the band enough to be there, then why not get into their music? And if you are only there because it was cheap and you had nothing better to do, then how about you go sit down in the stands? Or, like me, you could still enjoy yourself. I mean come on. I recognised two songs, and one of them was ‘Africa’ by Toto. IT IS NOT EVEN ONE OF THE BANDS’ SONGS!

All in all, I had fun; even if I spent the last half of the concert drifting into sleep. I find it reassuring that I can fall asleep in a concert. It means that I can probably fall asleep just about anywhere.

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3 responses to “Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K

  1. I totally saw a Questionable Content comic (brought to me by stumbleupon) that mentioned “Africa” by Toto.

    That is all.

    • I thought of that strip as soon as I realised what song it was. And I cannot decide if you would enjoy QC or not. It is really funny and intelligent, but it is also very inappropriate. And poop jokes. Lots of poop jokes.

  2. Yeah, I thought you were getting tired during the end there (or just bored). And I’m not sure if Jack’s Mannequin is really the type of band that brings in that much dancing. It’s not like Flogging Molly where everyone was jamming out regardless of knowing the music, but it’s a bit more personal of music, so I’m not sure if people really know how to react to that. But, that’s just my opinion.

    And I enjoyed when the crowd did get really into and when I could see you guys in the crowd jumping around–standing out from everyone else. : )

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