Keen on Keane
Keane came to town on Tuesday. Since they are on my fav bands short list and I’ve never seen them live, I decided that I had to go, which meant that Jason also had to go. I’m glad I felt compelled to attend this concert because it turned out to be awesomely fantastic!
The opener was Mat Kearney. Excellent! Love his voice! I’m going to have to buy his CDs now.
Keane was also marvelous! Their lead singer, Tom Chaplin, really put it out there. He definitely had the magnetic personality you would expect from a fronting man. But besides just being flamboyant, he was also remarkably poignant. His heartfelt performance of Try Again almost put me in tears. And yes, I know what you are thinking: she who cries during the Pokémon movie is not a good indicator of the emotional response of the average person. So maybe there weren’t a lot of other people in the crowd tearing up but I obviously wasn’t the only one moved. The masses took to chanting “Keane, Keane, Keane, Keane…” at random times during the performance. And despite the presence of seats, everyone remained standing during the entire show- except for the lame couple sitting in front of me that also plugged their ears every time the audience clapped.
Fantastic bands, a lively crowd- a great show!