Best band photo of the year, so far. Maybe all I really needed was to start taking photos of the better sex, rocking, again.
CSS was a band I knew because of another band back home called Duster. I do remember enjoying CSS’s first album, so seeing their name pop up in the Shanghai event sites I follow was delightful news. It was odd to take in the fact that they released those songs 9 years ago.
The gig was fun, and expectations were met. I would estimate that not even a fourth of the crowd were locals (some seemed to be actual small families with kid/s that would be the unlikeliest of people to show up at a gathering like this; this was no South American cultural show), with a good almost-half from a race where my last name would have been common. The band was from Brazil, and after the gig, there was a live broadcast of a World Cup match, and Brazil was playing.
I couldn’t take my eyes off of Lovefoxxx, the band vocalist. There were genuine smiles shared right there.
When a Cracker gig was announced, I had to refresh my memory of what their songs were.
Cracker with their 90s hit, Low
Sure, they were part of the 90s thing, but I would distinctly remember them for the following songs:
The band didn’t play any of these songs.
Cracker’s set was mostly a hit-and-miss thing for me, heightened by that overeager non-local fan I would just usually just brush off a semi-regular rock club goer, but there was no off switch for him.
Heck, for 80RMB though, and on a Friday night I would’ve probably spent alone at home, this was the next best thing.