In the spur of the moment, I cycled over to Dominican, one of the two small colleges in town, to see if I could snag a remaining ticket to see Billy Bragg perform.
Turned out I could, and it became a nice evening out. Darren Hanlon started up the evening as the opener for a good half hour, and was quite decent; somewhat charming in a good natured way, not taking himself too too seriously. I’d gladlt see him again.
After a longer-than-needed break Billy Bragg came on stage and played for two straight hours, alternating between an electric and acoustic guitar. And also alternating between some newer material and (especially towards the end and the encore) some old crowd-pleasure. I don’t know his material all that well but have of course know of his career over these last 25 years and am quite glad I went to see him. Nice way to end the week.