Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Boy Least Likely To - May 30, 2006 at The Plaza in Vancouver

This was the first show of the North American Tour for The Boy Least Likely To. You can read about how they spent that first day on their web blog found here.
Jof Owen
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The opening set was by the surprizingly fun Toronto band, The Bicycles, The Boy Least Likely To took to the stage with their song, Hugging My Grudge.
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Now I have to admit when I first heard the song I didn't read the song title. For quite a long time, I misunderstood the lyrics. The line is "I don't think I'll ever be happy unless I'm unhappy and hugging my grudge." I'm afraid I thought he'd only be unhappy hugging his crotch.
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The lyrics are usually pretty sad but the music is so lively and childish that it's hard not have a good time at their show. Both Jof Owen and Pete Hobbs were really funny, riffing one liners at each other and telling stories and asking for questions from the crowd.
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When a crowd member asked if they were married they joked "To each other?" When told they could legally marry in Canada Jof did funny double take and said "No really, we're just friends"
Pete Hobbs
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About mid show they played a cover of George Michaels, Faith. ("We have to play a cover! Our albums only 37 minutes!")

Apparently they hate the "encore" as much as I do. I've mentioned before how dumb I think it is to have the band huddle around the corner while people are supposed to yell. Anyway, Jof apparently thinks that's dumb too because where the end of the show should have been he said "If we left the stage right now, you'd all holler and have us back wouldn't you?"
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One song in the "encore" was only 10 seconds long. They closed the show with the song everyone was there to hear, Be Gentle With Me. It also summoned the use of the bubble machine which is always fun and I think a good way to end a show.
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Anonymous said...

i love bubbles, especially when used in an event like a concert "encore". Wish I was there to see it. the second last pic is my fav! --db

Sm. said...

Were you the peeps with party hats with ears?

HELLO AWESOME sweet mother of hovah!!