Pictures and words by Duane Clawson
This night started out pretty darn sweet with limited travel time. The venue was only about a half-mile from my domicile. This show was on the campus of Lindenwood University and the kickoff to their homecoming weekend. The organizers of this concert brought in some great talent at a student friendly price. So after securing my pass, free Chick-fil-A sandwich, and a free 5 Hour Energy drink, I was ready to cover the show.
Being on a college campus can be highly entertaining and one never knows what they might see. Tonight, I saw a guy in the front row in a banana suit, college kids taking a nap on the turf of Harlen Hunter Stadium, and a young lady finding constellations with her phone app. This night, I also became a sports reporter. Having access to the Cardinals/Brewers game on the sound guy’s laptop, I relayed continual score updates to audience members. On the bill were Allison Park, the Downtown Fiction, the Summer Set, and the Plain White T’s. Every band played highly energetic sets and left the college kids with great memories of their homecoming weekend.
The Plain White T’s set was a great demonstration of how this band has evolved from punk rockers to grown up musicians and songwriters. Plain White T’s covered their whole musical career but favored their last two albums’s The Wonders of Younger and Big Bad World. For some reason, during this show I had the reoccurring thought, “Oh yeah, I forgot these guys did this song”. There were two things that got my attention during their performance: 1. how close the live sound was to the record and 2. De'Mar Hamilton is an excellent drummer. Great moments from this show were of course Tom Higgenson’s acoustic rendition of “Hey There Delilah” and the harmonizing of the audience during “1,2,3,4”. I captured some great images from this show so I will now shut up and let the pictures do the talking. Thank yous are in line for Lindenwood and the Plain White T’s for letting me cover the show. Pictures of the show are below:
The Summer Set
Plain White T's
Contributed by Duane Clawson