Marshall Crenshaw Plays the Kennedy Center!
Brenda and I went to the Kennedy Center last night to see Marshall and the ’80’s band, Squeeze. That’s right, the same venue where we’ve seen such great shows as Hamilton, Book of Mormon, the National Symphony Orchestra, we can now add our buddy Marshall Crenshaw!
When we first arrived, the band “Black Rabbit” performed on the Millennium Stage, which is just outside the Concert Hall where Marshall and Squeeze performed. I thought Black Rabbit was great, performing some of their own material as well as some Beatles – “Helter-Skelter” and “Ticket to Ride.”
I was late in buying the tickets as is my way, so all I manged to get were horrible seats up in the nosebleed section, but Marshall upgraded our seats to the Orchestra section. Thanks Marshall!
He played 8 songs
- There She Goes again
- Fantastic Planet of Love
- Live and learn
- Driving and Dreaming
- What the Hell I Got (Michel Pagliaro cover 1975)
- Whenever You’re on My Mind
- Move Now
- Cynical Girl
- Someday Someway
Check out the link to that Michel Pagliaro song from 1975, I haven’t heard it for 40 years – it’s terrific!
Washington loves Marshall, probably because the old and wonderful radio station WHFS used to play him constantly, as all radio stations should. Consequently, the crowd was cheering and hollering for every song.
In addition to the seat upgrade, Marshall also put us on the backstage list, so after his set, Brenda and I went back there to annoy him. Success! We talked for a while, & then he took us to the wings so see Squeeze for a while. Fun!
Squeeze was great and the crowd loved them. It was a show well worth watching, and we’ll be sure to catch Marshall next time he’s in town, which I think is City Winery in November. But what do I know?
Here are some pics. Click the first one then click on the right to run through them. The video at the bottom is Marshall ending the show with “Someday Someway.” Enjoy!
Ron is a Managing Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Sparty!). He has lived in Virginia since 1983 with his Wife Brenda, Children Don, Brian, Gabe, and Amanda, and an assortment of dogs and cats.