There are good shows, there are great shows, then there are those shows that completely and utterly change your expectations for any and all future shows. Astronautalis was just that and for those of you who missed it…. well… you missed it. But if ever that opportunity arises again don’t miss out. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Walters was pretty empty still by the time Fat Tony Finished up his set which included a karaoke version of Rock and Roll High school, so naturally my expectations were kinda low. Little did I know that I was about to see one of the best shows I ever accidentally stumbled across.
It wasn’t so much the fact that it was skinny tall white guy doing gangsta rap or the fact that his free flow was dead on and about light bulbs , office furniture, nasal spray, zebras and of course lonestar beer, but more of the intensity of the performance and the ever changing architecture of the veins across his face. A very charming charismatic and pretty damn funny guy, Astronautalis, made me feel that it was ok to kidnap someone as long as it was done out of love cause as he noted “duct tape is the new engagement ring.”