I went to the OK-Go / Fray show in Indy.
I felt sorry for the Fray. As soon as the sun set, a biblical plague of mayflies descended the lead singer caught one in the eye. The whole band must have dined on mayflies.
But back to my point.
OK GO is absolutely famous for their Youtube videos and people imitating OK GO. So I expected some impromptu choreography when they played “Here It Goes Again” and “A Million Ways“. I was sorely disappointed.
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with another entertainer.
Charles Rex of Chicago. He plays accordion and has for longer than I have been alive… Probably longer than my parents have been alive.
It was amazing to watch him work. He was an absolute pro. One minute he was getting ready to get setup. The next he was in his chair ready to work. It was like a magic act.
The real magic was the music. He covered the bases, playing to the room, Anniversary Dance, the Anniversary waltz, a polka. I was amazed.
We were playing at the Rathskellar. The party was a 50th anniversary. The wedding 50 years ago was at the Rathskellar.
I wonder aloud at how many locations will be here in 50 years. Will the place you select be in existence in 50 years? I heard a great interview from a bride and groom who had selected Tavern On The Green in NYC for that very reason.
I always recommend that grooms buy a copy of the first dance for similar reasons. How many times will music formats change in 20 or 50 years?