A few words about Blitzen Trapper: I have never really had a favorite band, unless you count the Grateful Dead or something (else from our near rocknroll pasts), but that's my DAD'S favorite band. It's been a short 18 months the the BT thus far, so that puts us around Furr's release, which I am sure many a trapper fan can understand. But immediately I had "done my homework," though admittedly lacking Field Rexx.
I saw the boys in Lawrence, KS, twice in 09, and they signed my cowboy hat there last October. Don't know if I hollered for 'em to play in Kansas City, but they came through anyway, last night. I had gathered a few friends to the fold for this one. One who had turned me onto the Trapps, and even ran into another who I had turned on a year ago. I got to wish a couple of Trapps good set during the Moondoggies, whom I also greatly enjoyed.
Although happy to see you in my neighborhood venue, I still felt that BT was deserving of a bit more (Crosstown Station?). The crowd had its true moments, and when I was really dancing it off with my Wild Mountain Lover to the first five songs, it was golden. When Destroyer started up and I zoned in, she grew faint from the heat. I knew it was a possibility going in, and I had to take her home. Those few spins I gave my girl were worth the whole ticket, but when she hydrated and encouraged me to return, I made it back to the intro of Hurricane.
Seeing the crowd dwindle a tad, wondering what I had missed, encouraged by my pal's taunts of how I missed some awesome rock n roll for a girl, I just cruised the last set/encore, Sadie being a personal favorite during the close.
Another bud informed me of missing a few Acoustic songs from Eric, but he played one to open the encore that I cannot name, followed by an epic Jericho before BBB.
Trapps, I have played your music to my 4th grade class and analyzed the lyrical content as literature. Jericho especially is our history, and working at a Catholic School I have milked that connection for all its educational worth! You guys are my favorite band. I hope even though you hadn't a place to chill during your set break, your ease with the heat makes me believe you'll rock our Midwestern home again sometime. Thanks for making the new one a double vinyl! Hopefully I'll find some lyrically appropriate stuff for next year's kiddoes.
Anyone else feel free to fill in what I missed.