Another year of Michelle’s Roadworks touring, this time back at the Triple Door, and she was in fine form as always. She started the evening off with folkaoke; she plays her guitar, and feeds lines as needed, while an audience member came up and song one of four classic folk tunes (Blowing In The Wind, Deportees, This Land Is Your Land, and Do Re Me).
When the ‘real’ show got going, she sang new interpretations of her classic tunes. Given the choice, the audience picked ‘Graffiti Limbo’ over ‘Come Along Way’. Once she’d gotten through those (sadly, no Hopeville this time), she did some of the new songs off the as-yet-unfinished album in progress.
She then took time to bring up a couple of local foreclosure activists (against them, for some reason =P), and then did some speaking of her own on the subject. This really ticked off the slightly loud table over my shoulder, who just wanted her to shut-up and sing. It wasn’t as bad as the Goldthwait woman by any means. When she finished talking and did one last song, they were happy, but still managed to chatter away through the whole thing. I don’t get some people.
If there was anything really wrong with the evening, it was that I had eaten just a few hours earlier, during the SQREAM ride, and just wasn’t hungry enough to order my favorite, 9 Flavor Beef. Unexpectedly, my tablet had wifi access. I didn’t notice this until after the show, or I would have uploaded the pictures I took, as I took them. As is, I’m at work without the cable to unload them now. D’oh.