Crazy Town Braves the Cold to Play at The What's Up Lounge!
If you had told the lat 1990's me that I would be photographing and talking to some of the bands that I was listening to back then, I probably wouldn't have believed you! However, that has been the case throughout 2017. I had another cool opportunity when Crazy Town made a stop at The What's Up Lounge on December 30th. When the show was announced, I started listening to "The Gift of Game" album on YouTube and found there was a lot of new songs that I didn't realize came out. After listening to a few of them, I was curious to see them performed live!
I got to the venue right at 9 and the show started shortly after. I think the cold weather might have kept people from heading out for this one or maybe they were saving their energy for New Year's Eve. Either way, they missed a pretty fun show!
Open Minded started out the night. The Minnesota based band was sporting a new full band line-up and it was pretty awesome! They had a great flow to their set and they attempted to get the few people there engaged. The small stage seemed to hinder their energy, but I can see this being a great live show with a good sized stage and a nice crowd! I would certainly recommend checking out Open Minded if you see them on the band list at a show near you!
Next up was Professor Fresh. I don't even really know what else to say about him, as I've seen and reviewed his live performance so many times! He put on the show that Mankato was used to seeing with his crazy lyrics and fun live set.
Crazy Town was a little late to the venue due to the roads not being very good, so they took a little longer to set up. A little after 11:30 pm they started out rocking The What's Up! The people that were there gathered up at the stage now to see the show. I have to say that Crazy Town puts on a quite the fun show! The set started fast and heavy with their newer material before going into a couple of old favorites like "Toxic". Their newer songs like "Backback" definitely had a different sound to them, but I enjoyed the refined sound. They have one more show before heading overseas at Des Moines Social Club. If you are in the area, I would recommend ringing in the new year with Crazy Town!
I have to say, this was a cool show to end 2017. Stay tuned for a recap post of the past year and what to look forward to in 2018!
As always, get out and support live music and I'll see you out there!
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