Sunday, August 07, 2005

I FUCKIN need you more than evvaaarrr!

Oh Dan Finnerty, how we love thee. To catch everyone up, The Dan Band is a professional cover band that only sings songs originally sang by women. They have been in Old School and Starsky and Hutch as the wedding band and the bahmistfah (?) band. And when I say professional, I mean professional. This is no rag tag group of karaoke wannabes. We’re talking full band, backup singers, audio/visual presentation introduction, special effects (well it was just a smoke in a hairspray-like can, but still), and choreography, oh the choreography! And quite a few “fuckin!s” and “shit!s” thrown into the songs.

My roommate JJ and I met up with Andy and one of his ladyfriends. Now I was fortunate enough to buy the tickets early and JJ and I sat at a cabaret table in the front row right next to the stage. Oh how I wish these could be my seats for, I don’t know, a Brittney concert, a Spice Girl concert, hell even a Hillary Duff concert, but still, these were prime seats.

So Dan interacted with the crowd in between medleys, and at one point came over and talked to JJ. Asked his name, where he was from, and then dedicated the next set of songs to JJ--and then they starting singing some Salt n Peppa songs “Shoop” “Whatta Man” and so on. (Can I get some fries with that shake shake booty, if looks could kill you would be a FUCKIN cutie, your a shotgun bang, JJ what's up with that thang?")

Now Dan is a very good singer, he can easily carry a tune. But what is awesome is all the sexual gestures he does during some very innocent love songs. Crotch grabs, hip thrusts, the whole lot. His two backup singer guys were dressed like accountants--glasses, suits, looked very boring, but they were doing the cheesiest “backup singer” moves behind Dan. Whatever was appropriate to the song, like during “I’m a slave for you” there are two accountants trusting and acting like seductress slaves in the back, and during “Geenie in bottle” doing harem belly dancing.

This show has to go down as one of the best I’ve seen. Yes, I’ve been to a lot of concerts, with big name bands. But this low-budg, let’s have some fun, make some sex jokes, sing women’s songs, and make everyone laugh style was ridiculously awesome. I’m going to tell everyone I see in the next three weeks about this concert. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to share a concert experience so much.

They have a live cd out that you can buy from their website. I don’t recommend it though. The site says they have a dvd coming out this fall. You really need to experience both the visual and audible performance to enjoy the whole package. Go to the website, and there is an “extras” page with videos, watch them.

“Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m FUCKIN falling apart, nothing I can say, total eclipse of the heart.”

9 comments:

JJ said...

That was one of the coolest concerts I have been to, and I must admit, I happily cried myself to sleep last night remembering the song they sang to me! :-)

holland said...

Great show.

Muscrat Love, the ABBA medley, and No Drama were personal favorites of mine.
You did forget to mention the stellar, and I mean stellar opening act of the Croatian Tom Jones. Levan Levon. Check out his steamy video at http://www.levonlevan.com/LevonsHome.cfm

Anonymous said...

Nice work on the D-band. Very jealous that they rarely tour outside of LA and the west coast. I can't wait to catch them live sometime, but at least someone I know got to see them in P-town.

kudos to you... j-mon

holland said...

HEY! Where's my Kudos?

J-Mon said...

fine... kudos to holland as well. Holland, who is this young philly you brought with you to the show?

holland said...

Just a friend. Just a friend.

holland said...

More Giraffe. Less pleather pants!

Anonymous said...

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I am the father of two young boys who absolutely adore animals and have been researching giraffes as of late. Imagine their surprise, and my horror, as they found your website today. Is such hideous language so necessary? Especially on a website that you must have known young children would be drawn to. You are a disgrace and should be ashamed of creating such material. If only there was some sort of police organization to keep lunatics like you under control. My first suggestion to you? Try church. Talk to a pastor or a youth minister. I think it's obvious from the "punk rock" haircut that your desperate for help. Otherwise, you can keep it up buddy boy until our President gets a Supream Court that will take a stance against you out of control weirdos. You can bet that won't be long from now.
-Concerned Father

holland said...

I agree with the concerned father. What the fuck are you thinking, Giraffe?