Band: Hey Rosetta!
Venue: Salt Lounge, London
Date: June 13, 2008
I am a huge fan of Hey Rosetta!, a most marvelous band from Newfoundland and so I was thrilled to find that they were playing in London again! I particularly appreciate that their band name includes an exclamation point, one of my favourite punctuation marks.
However I am afraid the evening was off to an inauspicious start during the opening band's performance when I believe I accidentally TRIPPED the Hey Rosetta! frontman, Tim Baker. In my defence I do believe I was merely standing there, leaning against a wall and consuming beverages, when he tripped over my hoof.
I was so embarrassed! I apologized most profusely but I do not think he heard me, for he looked around in a confused manner.
The band's performance, aside from that pre-show glitch, was wonderful as always. It amazes me how they fit so many instruments on the tiny Salt Lounge stage!
They began the show with New goodbye, my favourite song from the new album Into Your Lungs. They then played my other favourite song from the new album, I've been asleep for a long long time, and THEN they played another favourite song, and they even ended the show with Another pilot, my favourite song from their EP! I sung along during my favourite song, The simplest thing, and I do believe that when we got to the part "everybody's singing like beautiful birds" my voice sounded like a beautiful bird's voice, perhaps a nightingale or a blue whistling thrush.
This is the first time that I have successfully blinked a full setlist to a band using Morse Code with my eyelids (I do find this is easier than using telepathy sometimes). I was a little disappointed when they did not play my favourite song, Becky I keep singing this song, but that is my own fault because I forgot what a B is in Morse Code.
The only thing that marred the evening for me was the girls in miniskirts and too much hairspray fake lesbian dancing right at the front. They blocked my view of the keyboards! Fortunately when they found boys to hump them they left and did not return. While I fully support human mating rituals in general, I cannot condone them at rock concerts.
Also I do believe the sound guy was kidnapped at one point. I hope he was safely returned to his family.