BUMMER ALERT: the O.A.R./Barefoot Truth show that was supposed to take place at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA, tomorrow night has been postponed until September. This was the first major show I was going to attend since returning to the Berkshires, so I was pretty damn excited.
To tell the truth, I had absolutely no interest in seeing O.A.R. I remember seeing them at SPAC back in 2006, and thinking even then, among the screaming hoards of 14-year-old girls, that they had become far too poppy; they had crossed the line into bubblegum territory and there was no going back. Don’t get me wrong, it would still be awesome to see them, and I’m sure they would play some fun throwbacks like “Crazy Game of Poker” and “Black Rock,” but I wasn’t about to fork over $40 in hopes that they might.
It wasn’t until I heard that Barefoot Truth was added to the bill that I was convinced to attend. Knowing some of the members personally, I may be a little biased, but I love this band–not only for their music, but for their strong hometown roots and happy-go-lucky attitude towards the music industry.
Sigh, it would have been a fun night. In an attempt to fill the gaping hole of an unfulfilled evening, I’ve gone back in musical time a few months and dug up this concert preview I wrote on the band back in November 2011. Oh BFT, when will you come home again?