Thursday, September 17, 2009
Everyone's Favorite Youth Group, The Get Up Kids
Several years ago, I told Matt Pryor at a New Amsterdams' concert that I missed The Get Up Kids. He obviously took it to heart (or at least I'd like to think so), because last night I had the opportunity of seeing TGUK in all their glory as they've been touring the nation in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Something to Write Home About (definitely in my Top 5 albums of all time). And it was awesome! More than half of the show was filled with a combination of songs from Something To Write Home About and Four Minute Mile. They didn't play a whole lot of their newer stuff, but I can't complain (not that the newer material is bad, it's just not as fun to listen, sing, and dance along to). So all-in-all it was a good night. If only they had played "Is There a Way Out." That would have just put the icing on an already delectible cake.