Andrew WK @ First Avenue

I'm not sure if I would have gone to see Andrew WK at First Ave had he not been doing the "I Get Wet" album in its entirety.  But since he was, I went, and was really pumped to go.  I don't think I've ever listened to any of the other Andrew WK albums, I did however own "I Get Wet" when it was first released 10 years ago.  (Side note, you can tell you're getting older when albums you enjoyed in high school and college start celebrating their 10 and 20 year anniversaries.  It's crazy, and depressing at the same time.)  Anyway, the show was pretty much what I expected.  Loud, sweaty, and lots of moshing.  I did agree with the City Pages review, in that you could tell he didn't quite have the energy he may have had 10 years ago.  That was displayed by the fact that he let the band do a lot of the vocals and he almost played the role of a back up singer.  Nevertheless, I thought it was a fun show to watch.  In fact, it was nearly 2 and a half hours long, but never once did I get bored.  

It was great to see a fun party album like "I Get Wet" performed front to back, live.  It was even funny to see a real live mosh pit.  Can't say I remember when the last time I saw one was.  



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