Monday, August 27, 2007

Jimmy Eat World

A confession. I've been wanting to see Jimmy Eat World for years and I never expected 4pm in Reading to be the time and place where I eventually did. Sadly, though, this was something of a disappointment. Things started promisingly with a crowd singalong to "Bleed American" and "The Middle" was such a brilliant closer that I was still singing it three days later, but everything inbetween just sagged. It is easy to see why - the band were also playing the Lock Up stage that evening - but this was going too far towards tailoring the set to the more mainstream audience. There's nothing wrong with challenging your audience a little bit and this show went nowhere close to doing so.


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