Posted 04/15/2010 by cal
Wilco fans need to wake the heck up. You’re at a rock and roll show, so
get out of yer chair and dance. Some people claim it was the venue,
and I’m sure the Overture Center’s stuffy ambiance was partially to
blame. It’s a sterile modern hall, haphazardly upscale, good sound but
not much personality, more suited for the symphony than a rock concert,
as the designers clearly intended. But I didn’t see any signs that said
REMAIN IN YOUR SEAT AT ALL TIMES, and unless there was oppressive
security on the balcony levels that I wasn’t aware of, nobody was
stopping you from dancing except self-policing uptight, lazy attendees.
Whatever the case, I learned my lesson: never go see a show at the OC
expecting to dance unless you can get floor seats. Or is it just that
the average Wilco fan gets old at a younger age?