w/ Lake Street Dive
Ascend Amphitheater; Nashville, TN
October 10, 2015
Disclosure: In college, I was enamored by Grace Potter and a true fan of her music with The Nocturnals, and her new album Midnight is an unfamiliar departure for me. Addendum: Lake Street Dive are one of the best soul/pop/alt groups to come out of New England or anywhere for that matter in the past several years. This show was right up so many people’s alley; there were older men who looked like they work in construction, the young hip ones (now that I am nearing 30, I call them children), couples from out of town and in town – some who like Eric Church as much as Grace Potter, and everyone was so ready to have a good time. Not even the girl dressed to the nines with her bolero hat and booties, most likely trying to crack into the music business, standing up and waving and pumping fists in complete immersion nor the oddball older fellow / music producer type in sunglasses (at night) stealing seats, those party fowlers didn’t ruffle our feathers. Not even the drunk people speaking very LOUDLY about how HOT Grace is and how they wanted to propose to her (men and women mind you) – they didn’t get us down. Everyone was delighted even as a lady of questionable repute in a bedazzled bustier and flannel over it spilled her drink on our shoes. No one could kill our joy.