(Note: If you haven’t checked out the Jack Johnson photos, you must. Right now.)
Edwin McCain was in Asheville again on Friday night, and despite the crappy day I had, I went anyway. (I had a photo pass, and was technically shooting photos for work, and my friend Margi was also coming into town to go to the show.)
It seems that I ran into a million people from my past at the show. First, a girl who I haven’t seen since at least 2002 recognized me. Then I saw a guy I once sang on stage with at a bar (bachelorette party. I wasn’t sober.) I saw a guy I graduated from high school with. It was never-ending.
The show was an acoustic show – so just Edwin, Craig and Larry. I was in rare form, and pretty snarky/sarcastic/whatever to people around me. I think the funniest part about the whole evening (and my attitude) was a conversation with a couple next to me. The girl was pretty obnoxious, and kept getting up and down. Her husband told me that his wife had a huge crush on the blond guitarist. I said, “who?” and he couldn’t tell me the guy’s name. When the wife sat back down, he asked her what the guitarist’s name was and I said, “Larry?” And the girl told me, “the guy has been playing with Edwin for, like, 8 years.” I then replied, “try more than ten. That’s Larry, and he has gray hair, not blond, super fan.”
It became obvious that the people around us (there was a group with this couple) were there to hear “I’ll Be.” I like Edwin for more than that song. (The song really isn’t a favorite of mine, to tell you the truth.)
Anyway, Taylor Moore opened the show, and while he was a good musician, his attitude after the show kind of sucked. I was trying to talk to him, but he was more interested in the underage girls fawning all over him. And the girls who performed with Taylor (one vocalist, one cellist) were great on stage, but seemed really immature off-stage. Major turn-off for someone who is interested in the music.