Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What You May Have Missed: Bob Schneider at The Bowery Ballroom

Bob Schneider: May 1, 2012 @ The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

Last week, I made it down to the Bowery Ballroom to catch Bob Schneider.  I've said it once, I'll say it again, Schneider is someone you have to see live ... it's an experience.  On that particular night, there were ribbon twirlers, girls in the balcony being questionable with glow sticks and some idiots throwing glow sticks.  Grow up folks, no projectile launching at the artists or anyone else; it's rude and childish.  His shows are eclectic which is one of the things I love most about them.  Plus, you never know when he might decide to change things up a bit and remix a song or two. 

Schneider and band all seemed to be in good spirits and playing well.  Compared to the last time I saw him at the same venue about a year ago, the audience was a bit lackluster.  Yes, we sang along in all of the appropriate places with many of us being horribly off key.  Yes, we danced ... I was painfully reminded during "Bombanaza" that I had an injured toe.  But for some reason, it just never really felt like we fully connected with Schneider.  Regardless, I had a lot of fun and highly recommend you go to a show when Schneider plays near you or take a road trip if he's not.

Check out a clip of "Hanging Out With The Horny Girls" at the bottom of the post.

More Photos HERE.