The only disappointing part of the entire show was the late start; even then, for us that was not quite so disappointing, since we arrived late, to a near sell out. The line stretched out a half block, and everyone was pretty excited about the coming performance.
The venue was perfect too, perfectly located downtown, with reasonable drink prices and a friendly staff. All that is good though, right? So maybe there really was no disappointment, after all.
Pomplamoose took the stage, immediately following John’s performance, opening with their Season Two theme song. They followed up with a collection of their unique brand of originals and covers that had the whole room singing along most of the time. During one of their last songs, Jack employed a little crowd participation, transferring his intensity to the crowd. Coming down on the floor, and choosing folks at random, to choose other folks, to choose yet more folks, he soon had the whole place jumping around.
After the show, they held a little meet-n-greet / photo / autograph session, so we stuck around to be goofy fans for a minute. We were just as impressed with these two off the stage. They are real and genuine people that have an intense love for the music they produce and the people that follow their act. We really appreciate them taking the time out for this sort of thing, and were glad to have the opportunity to meet them in person.
We definitely look forward to catching this act again; whether they make it to Kansas City or not. Click the image above to look through the few photos from the night. There is also a little video collage on the YouTube below, or more photos appear below.
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photos by todd & sherri