Review by Dawn Carr, First posted to the SNZ coolist.
I had so much fun at the 9:30 shows, anyone else go? Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire tore the roof off the place (and I went to see them as much as SNZ), followed by T-model Ford, a real snooze and a damn shame if you ask me. I enjoyed their set more on the second night as I was prepared. I'm generally not a fan of that style of blues. And I think it was the same song over and over... Zips were brilliant, the crowd was great. Jimbo shot himself all the way over the top on the first night. He did the most amazing (and dangerous) hysterical dance and I was sure Tom was going to get a kick in the head (I was wrong). On night one a gorrilla sporting a fez and a cute little vest came out and danced around on stage. The gorrila suit returned on night two wrapped around Chris P. (he took off the head after the first song, Memphis Exorcism), Tom was a skeleton and Katherine burned a hole in the floor. Kenny did not stop smiling the whole time and Je dances like nobodys bidness. If anyone is interested, I'll send out the song list. Little Red Riding Hood gave me some SNZ candy, Jimbo gave me beads, and I handed myself song lists from Bowl of Fire and Zips when they were done with them. (T-Model Ford didn't need a list as it was the same song over and over and...) The first night we just cut out after the shows, but we stuck around to greet the band after night two. Everyone was very gracious. I did miss out on talking to Andrew Bird as I was in line to get a poster while he was mingling, later he was looking very busy rushing around and looking at his watch so I let him be. I bought his first CD at the show (Music of Hair) --when I got it home it needed to be dipped in a strong solvent and washed for my player to recognize it as a CD, so covered in gook it was. You don't think to check for that kind of thing. Worth it for me, but Thrills is much richer.