Sunday, April 09, 2006

D is for Detroit...or Detour


So, we eventually made it back safe and alive from our Detroit experience. . .special thanks to Jeni (pictured here with Kelly) for letting us crash at her place :) We had a good time overall, but basically Jose said it best with "I'd give this trip an A for Adventure." Although, we should have realized from our first sighting of a detour sign outside of Toledo that this was a "sign" of things to come. . .

Unfortunately, Asobi Seksu had a detour of their own to their intended destination and ended up stuck in Indianapolis due to their van breaking down. However, The Sights stepped in at the last minute and did an admirable job of pitch hitting (despite their level of obvious inebriation). Finally, Pas/Cal hit the stage -- their dork hipster quotient was something we found very similar to that of We Are Scientist's. We enjoyed their set and would be very willing to see them again if they came to Cleveland.

As for our experience with detours, we saw a lot more of Detroit than we intended -- which was not necessarily a bad thing but proved somewhat frustrating. . .all we can say is F&%$ I-696 !!

Now, before we go off to another show (hopefully detour-free) to see Mates of State and Maria Taylor here are selected tracks from the bands we saw last night:

[Mp3] The Sights - Suited Fine
[Mp3] Pas/Cal - The Bronze Beached Boys You may recognize from a commercial, does anybody remember which one it was??

5 comments:

Kacy said...

oh no! we had the same 696 problem last week and got totally drive through town and such. i didn't know it was still closed otherwise i would have given you a heads up. i'm sorry we didn't get to see you guys, maybe sometime soon?

JaxBell said...

Oh my! At least you two were able to make the best of your excursion. I just caught up on your posts this week! Thanks for the amazing downloads! Who would have known...Rosie and Sufjan. Interesting mix.

Ken said...

Oh I've seen The Sights at the Magic Stick, they're kind of the house band. The song that got me into them is "Be Like Normal" from their second album "Got What We Want", that whole album is good if you like that sound.

Anonymous said...

It was a VW commercial.

Kelly & Jose said...

Actually, it was a Saturn (VUE) commercial...

Nice try though ;)