Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Proclaimers in Boston

It's been over twenty years since The Proclaimers were first in the charts, but we still listen to and enjoy their music.  A few years ago we planned an overnight trip to Northampton MA to see them, but they cancelled the concert due to sickness just half an hour before the show was due to start.  When we saw that they were coming to the Brighton Music Hall in Boston it seemed like a great chance to try again to see them.  

So, yesterday, we drove up after work and joined a large group of fans who were making the same pilgrimage.  We had purchased tickets several months ago and we reserved a place to park well in advance.  After a tasty dinner at Whole Heart Provisions and dessert at Fo-Mu cafe we were ready to rock.

The concert was loud and raucous, and the band played a long set comprising of many familiar songs from our youth.  Highlights included a very animated drummer, an electric mandolin solo, and a virtuoso on the Hammond organ.  And of course the vocals and guitars were fantastic too.  If you get a chance to see them, we would highly recommend it to everyone!

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