The Dan Band Kicks Off My 2010 Concert Season!

It has been a while for the blog, but the 2010 concert season kicked off for me last weekend with The Dan Band at 9:30 Club in DC. As always, they are very entertaining with some of my favorite guilty pleasure songs that they cover. They even added some new songs to the encore with “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and The Dan Band interpretation of Pink’s Grammy performance of “Glitter In The Air.”

I took a few grainy pictures with my blackberry during the show, but I wish I brought in the Flip to capture the “Glitter In The Air” performance, as it was absolutely amazing. You can see from some of the pictures what it was like – I honestly thought they were going to fall out of the sheets and land in the crowd at one point. But that’s the beauty of The Dan Band…they screw it up and it’s all the better for it. To get a full perspective on what they were trying to accomplish, I recommend viewing the actual Grammy performance below.

And lucky for me and my lack of video, YouTube is able to save the day and show you The Dan Band interpretation:

Now, the real story to our Dan Band concert actually begins the last time they were in town, when my friend, let’s call her “Jacalicious,”  became Dan Band Fan #1 and we spent some time hanging with the band in the downstairs bar after their show. This led to quite a story that I won’t go into here, but is relevant due to the fact that the band remembered us when they saw us at the bar after the show this time.

Quickly re-igniting their friendship, “Jacalicious” and members of the band recounted their last meeting and discussed the most recent set. When asked about the Pink cover, we encouraged them to keep it in the set, but agreed that not everyone in the audience “got it.” Sounds like shows in LA did get it, as I would imagine would also be the case in NYC.

To round out the night, I believe “Jacalicious” is now facebook friends with the band. Well done.

Advertisements

One response to “The Dan Band Kicks Off My 2010 Concert Season!

  1. Tudor-licious…. you are correct indeed… as we are true facebook friends… for example – I know that John needed a last minute babysitter Friday night. Sure, this is part stalking & part friending…but does it really matter? The show was fantastic as you say – Glitter in the Air blew my mind. Regarding “Single Ladies”, the guys did say that it wiped them out doing the entire routine…I love that they don’t leave the tough stuff to professional dancers and inspire all of us to find our inner Beyonce…….if only they were in tight black leotards…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s