Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tilly and the Wall @ The Social

Tilly and the Wall blew into town this past week and I wasn't about to miss out on that shit. I mean, this is the concert equivalent of rock candy. Or Twizzlers!
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I went to my first Tilly and the Wall show last year and
absolutely fell in love. As a person with mild synesthesia, I can only describe their show as flashes of hot pink, neon green, fishnets, tutus and ... tap dancing! wha..whaaaa?! Yes, peppered through virtually every song is blood vessel bursting hand clapping and their signature rhythm section manned by a pair of feet belonging to Tilly member Jamie Williams who tap dances like her legs have tourettes. Most people instantly fart out the response "like Lord of the Dance!" when I describe their unusual bipedal accompaniment but it sounds nothing like the mating sounds of leprechauns nor a passing fad of the late 90's. It all blends beautifully into one of the "most fun" events you will ever attend. The tap dancing Jamie, the O.C. worthy (in a good way) by-way-of-Omaha members of The Wall, the raging beauty of co-singer Neely Jenkins, it's all rock and rumble and rainbows!
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On the Team Love label (owned by Bright Eyes alter ego C
onor Oberst), Tilly has the backing of the extensive Omaha Saddle Creek family which of course makes me love them all the more, hot pants over Danskins and all!
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A sweet group hug before the show. Oversized sunglasses are the new hot thing. So are hot pants over Danskins.
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From where I was sitting (on the actual stage thankyouverymuch!) I got an amazing leg show. This is where the Tilly and the Wall magic takes place.
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Probably "Reckless" or "Fell Down the Stairs." Both songs that you need to get to know on an intimate basis. Good for driving, grocery shopping, bubble baths...
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Jamie Williams, the Duracell battery that makes the Wall go. During "Shake Shake," one of the few songs that tap isn't featured, she still cut a rug! You go girl!
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The girl with the Flamingo dong on her head. It shook back and forth undulating in an embarrassingly sexual manner.
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Christy and Beta up close to the action from our Mexcellent seats on the stage. Yeah for being pregnant! Her....not me. I had nothing to do with it.
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Unicorn Girl rocked!!! Check out wdwtour on You Tube for action on this!
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Nick and Neely sharing a special moment on a drum set. We don't need no stinking drum set!!!
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Tilly and the Wall
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Stephanie, Neely, Christy and Me. Thanks James for snapping this one! Neely is the new Gwen Stefani in my book!

2 comments:

crit said...

what an awesome night. we had two of the best seats in the house and THE best group with us!

yay for friendship!!

stephanie said...

Love the recap! My only disappointment with the show was that it wasn't longer!!

love you!
Steph