Billy Bragg

September 10, 2010

(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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.

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