It was a lot of fun and a great band. I had my wits about me, unlike my last visit to Hiro Ballroom. There were also less people so I could see that there are 2 bars on the floor as well as some seating off to the left hand side. Somehow I missed all of that at Voice of the Wetlands. I was asked if I thought that show or Pop's Ball was a better lineup. I would say VOW was my choice, although both lineups are killer.
Maurice Brown was especially doing it for me. He added a lot. I also loved having DJ Logic up there. I flashed back to an earlier version of me years ago when I hated having him on stage with a band. I just didn't appreciate him or any electronic type music. It was when I started enjoying MMW that I changed my tune. ... Come to think of it, I didn't like them back then, either.
I'm a little late in writing this, so I forget most of it already. I just remember I enjoyed it.
I think the special guests missing in the lineup below were Eric Bolivar on drums, Maurice Brown on trumpet, and Big Sam on trombone. I can't remember who the bass player was, but I think it was Anders usual.
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FEATURING ANDERS OSBORNE & BAND WITH DAVE MALONE (OF THE RADIATORS), JOHN "PAPA" GROS (OF PAPA GROWS FUNK) & DJ LOGIC. PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
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