live show summary
Date: August 28, 2003 (Thursday)
Last night the frolicking pop-scoundrels known collectively as Scamper embarked on an adventure unlike anything that most bands in Boston ever get to experience.
We rocked the Concord Elks Club.
See, Scamper über-fan and blog-fanatic Rachel, hindered by pesky age restrictions at the Boston rock clubs, was treated to a private birthday party for her and, oh, 70 of her closest friends. Two full sets, all the old hits and covers, and the debut of a brand squeaky new song called "Needless to Say." Tasty!
I'll tell you, the crowds at, say, the Abbey Lounge just don't have this much unbridled passion for the rock. Non-stop dancing, spinning in circles (where DO they get this energy? birthday cake and Fanta, i suppose), mosh pits (!), the whole nine. And when the room erupted into sing-along frenzies for "Caramel" and "Rockette," well, our night was made too.
After the second set, naturally, the band ate birthday cake while vest-sporting hip cat and dancin fool Jeff took the mic for an a cappella night cap of NWA's "Boyz in tha Hood." One of the better closing acts we've performed with. Then, after an autograph session and classic meet-and-greet, it was back down Route 2 to the smoky confines of greater Cambridge, the rock party of Concord already beginning to fade into suburban legend, like so much caramel in the wind.
1: What a Shame | Oh Lucy | Sophie | Sick of Myself (Matthew Sweet) | Real McCoy | Over and Over | Longshot | Caramel | And the Moon be Still as Bright
2 : You and Your Red Glasses | Super | The Black & White Truth | Back to Me | Needless to Say | Boom Boom Boom (Venga Boys) | Soon as You're Gone | Rockette | What's On | Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)