Thursday, March 5, 2009
March Fourth on March Fourth
See this picture? That's what it really felt like to be at the Bossanova Ballroom Wednesday night for the last of four shows the band staged to celebrate March Fourth's 6th birthday. I would usually say anniversary but they called it birthday.
It was impossibly crowded, full of impossibly dressed people making more noise and having more fun than you would think possible.
Chervona, the Russian wild-men opened the show.
They were followed by the Lloyd Family Players (I called them something else in the original post due to some false information provided in the middle of that crowd...and who sounded like a mini-Lions of Batucada.
Ok, look. It was also impossible to get good photographs. If I had wanted to fight through the crowd and make an asshole of myself, I would have. If I were getting paid, for instance.
March Fourth has become much more than a group of pretty good musicians having a lot of fun. Their tunes and arrangements have gotten more complex without losing the irrisistable edge they've always had.
We love the stilt-walkers, we love the acrobats, we love the fire dancers, we just love the March Fourth Marching Band. Don't you?
Yes, of course the incomparable Noah Mickens was there,
looking smashing and handing out post card ads for CREEPSHOW...a funhouse fetish freakout...from the dirtiest back lot of The Big Top Revolution... at the Bossanova on Saturday, March 21.
Posted by Tom D'Antoni at 1:32 PM