It was good; I had heard some of her stuff on Radio Paradise, but I’m not an obsessed fan or anything. I was admittedly stingy with the standing ovation; I like to reserve those for when I’m really impressed. Also, I think planned encores are a little silly.
The opening act had some funny songs, and some with really cheesy lyrics. All in all, a good dose of culture for the evening.
I almost missed the concert, because while turning onto Rindge coming from work, my entire rear derailleur assembly fell off. I assume the locking screw has been missing for weeks, and it only just then worked its way loose from the rear axle spear. Dear Boston: repave your roads. Also, when you need to dig up a road for a utility fix, do a complete patch all the way across instead of a half-assed one that is just going to turn into a ditch of potholes. Thankfully, a quick repair on the sidewalk by Fresh Pond Parkway prevented