Man, the only negative report I read about Neko recently was when she yelled at a fan for throwing a CD at AC Newman in Boston, and when I saw her at Bonnaroo and at the Ryman I didn't get the feeling that she was anything but glad to be there. Maybe she didn't talk to the audience a lot, but I guess that's just not her thing. I've never even read an interview where she was described as anything but polite and easy to talk to. I even stopped her after the show and she was nothing if not incredibly nice to me.
michelle, I agree that musicians have to suck it up when they're not feeling well, but I must be alone here in thinking that the show was actually a lot of fun, though certainly not perfect. Maybe I was just jazzed that it was so much better than the last time I saw them when they didn't interact with each other at all (and neither Neko nor Dan were there), and the bass player sat down for a large part of it.
Alwayshungry, I was at that Destroyer show too, and while I didn't think he showed contempt for the audience I didn't exactly get the impression that he loved playing live. I was actually shocked that he came on stage for any songs that he didn't sing lead vocals on.
I don't think it was Neko being a diva. She wasn't feeling well at all and missed the soundcheck because of it according to someone who was there. Also, I can't blame her for being pissed when she kept getting feedback in her ear monitors or when she couldn't hear herself.
I actually really enjoyed the show, especially the moments when Carl Newman and Neko would have their little exchanges. It might have been a little long, but I thought it was a lot of fun.
sXe kids were always treated really poorly at my high school - maybe modern sXe is a reaction to things that like.
I'm wary to identify myself with any movement like that. You don't need a label to not drink and do drugs anymore than you need a label to eat bacon. It's a personal choice that a lot of people, myself included, have made, and I just DO NOT see the point in people being INSANE about it.
This one really surprises me. I'd be SHOCKED if Hole did anything close to selling out the Ryman. I mean, I love Live Through This and Celebrity Skin is pretty good, but Courtney Love just keeps singing about the same crap.
Easiest decision ever.
Dude, don't even say that it wasn't hilarious, because it totally was.
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