Dang! Tim Finn is playing bimbos tonight and I’m already busy with stuff to do this evening. I have a soft spot in my heart for Crowded House, I can’t explain why.
Actually I can. When I started college, I had this friend that was a superfan. He had all their stuff, their autographs, and set lists from their previous shows. A friend of his worked at Capitol Records, so when they came to LA, we got some tickets and backstage passes. It was fun to attend a concert with someone that had so much enthusiasm for the band. The show was great, Crowded House sounded good and they did a lot of funny, playful things with the audience. I also loved that show because the opening act was Richard Thompson, someone I’d never heard of at the time, but thoroughly enjoyed then and now. After the show, we got to go backstage and meet them, but Neil Finn was swarmed with people and I can’t remember what I said to him, but he enjoyed it and signed a poster my superfan friend forced me to bring.