Jethro Tull.

At the JLC in the RBC Theatre, courtesy of Ice's boss.

I'm not what I would call a fan of Jethro Tull. I know the songs everyone knows but that's about it. Ice, on the other hand, is a fan so he was really looking forward to the show.

Before we left, K asked what kind of band we were going to see.

me: An old people band.
K: Old people sitting around a table listening to folk music? Or old people rockin' out?
me: Well, there's a flute...

What I should have said was that we were going to see a truly unique band. Yes, there's a flute and even an accordion but Jethro Tull is unlike any band I've ever seen. Before we arrived, Ice told me to expect a predominately male crowd and he was right. When I asked him why, he said because this is geek music.

It was an entertaining show with very talented musicians. The crowd was enthusiastic and on their feet, clapping, several times. Ian Anderson was pretty funny but I had trouble understanding him when he was singing. Whether that was my unfamiliarity with the lyrics or whether Anderson's voice is not so great, I'm not sure. Maybe both. There was more music than vocals though so, in the end, it didn't really matter.

The show was two hours long, including a single song encore. There was also one intermission. I think it was worth missing the Grey Cup.


Posted by Ripley on November 25, 2007 | Tags: concerts