Spoon, September 10, 2014

I’ve been a fan of Spoon since around the time Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was transferred to broadway. Spoon was the pre-show music and when I messaged Alex Timbers to ask who it was, he told me that it was mostly Spoon. I downloaded a bunch of their albums and was hooked. And I finally got around to seeing them live last week at Summerstage in Central Park.

I didn’t catch much of the second opener but I was able to make my way through the crowd during the set to the front on the right where I met up with a coworker. Spoon eventually came out and played for an hour and a half. I knew a lot more of the songs than I expected to! I enjoyed them all, whether I knew them or not, rocking out harder to the ones that I obviously knew. I picked up a navy and pink t-shirt on my way out, said goodbye to my friend, and made my way home.

I felt kind of stupid not knowing the names to most (any) of their songs and not having a favorite album, but I ran into someone on the train who’d also been at the concert and when I relayed this feeling to him he looked confused and said, “knowing their music is a pretty valid reason for being a fan,” and I thought, “you know what, you’re totally right.”

Spoon is playing again in the city on September 30th. You should check them out!