bucketofrain: jack johnson,really? my buddies, each of which were "highly" experienced in the art of
, fell asleep at the concert and said it was the slowest concert they had ever seen.
I have a lot of respect for the Jack Johnson and his art. I enjoy the easy-nature of his music.
It was the WORST concert I have ever been to. You could tell he did not want to be there, and was only going through the motions. He complained about a lot of stuff-- missing home (understandable), and rambled on about the big TV projector. He apperantley really hates them. His voice and playing sounds different from his records-- less inspired.
And the crowd he draws.... Don't get me started. Of the 10,000+ people at the show I bet only 1000 were paying attention to the music. Imagine the cast of "Highschool Musical" playing with their cellphones and gossiping-- and thats the crowd.
I almost fell asleep.
Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) opened from him. I really enjoyed their set and would have preferred to hear them the whole time. Unique mixture of pop/folk/light-hearted jazz.
When I got back to my car me and my friend played some dead '77 to shake off the weirdness. We never mentioned the incident again.
In conclusion-- I would rather watch a local bar band stumble through "Louie Louie" then go to another JJ concert. --but I will keep listening to his albums!