Monday, March 19, 2007

Beyonce (with an accent over the 'e' or the 'o'), Against Me! cover band, A band closely resembling The Word Play at The Panopticon in Lansing 3/17/07

St. Patty's Day at the Panopticon in Lansing was entertaining, to say the very least. The evening started out with two dudes with microphones singing over some pre-recorded hip-hop beats. The "lead singer" announced himself as, "Beyonce (with an accent over the 'e' or the 'o')" (the whole thing- that's actually what he called himself), appropriately, as he covered various Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake tracks (do we just call him JT these days? Erik is the one up to date on the latest pop culture fads...) as well as an amalgamation of his own creations. Some of the most vivacious performers I've seen since Charlie Slick, these guys kicked of the night in a hilarious way.

The Panopticon 3/17/07
The Panopticon 3/17/07

Jon Cendrowski, Brandon Sczomak and Nate Frusti banded together and covered a dozen or so Against Me! songs. Although I'm not a big Against Me! connoisseur, their enthusiasm and audience scream-alongs made the band's set a lot of fun.

Against Me! cover band
The Panopticon 3/17/07
The Panopticon 3/17/07

After some rushing around to obtain adequate equipment, Kevin, Brent, Ian and Brandon of The Word Play decided to play a few songs. Many drinks were consumed by this point, and because of that, EVERYONE LOVED THIS SET. The guys made the absolute best of a drunken situation with unfamiliar instruments. I loved it. But, just for the record- The Word Play didn't perform that night... just a group of boys closely resembling said band...

The Panopticon 3/17/07
The Panopticon 3/17/07
The Panopticon 3/17/07
The Word Play at the Panopticon 3/17/07
The Word Play at the Panopticon 3/17/07
The Word Play at the Panopticon 3/17/07

Thanks very much to John Krohn for helping me experiment with my two new cameras! A few of these photographs were taken by him.

xoxo,
annie m. <3

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