Listening to: Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (not sung by Josh Groban)
Josie, Brad, Shannon and myself moseyed on over to the Bridge School benefit concert today at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. It basically was a concert that helped raised money for the program and featured short sets by many famous artists. Such artists included: Death Cab For Cutie, Smashing Pumpkins and Wilco, just to name a few.
While Death Cab For Cutie was playing, a man with a giant afro decided that it was appropriate to sing along to all of their songs. He also felt that it was necessary to accompany the singalong with choreographed hand and arm movements. Such examples included bringing your arms across your chest and holding your shoulders to represent "hold you in these arms", or touching your fingers in front of you at chin level and making a box around, downwards, to meet again at a point somewhere around your chest to represent "all around the world".
I must be a terrible fan.
Billy Corgan would later hop on stage and sing songs from his later catalog of music. He finished with a rendition of "Disarm" that, to the dismay of much of the crowd, was instead sung by Josh Groban. Billy Corgan only participated during the chorus, singing an octave lower than normal. The only cheering had by the crowd was when you actually heard Billy Corgan singing. After the song finished, there was a mass exodus to flee the arena. A wave of utter disappointment and disgust for Josh Groban swept the escapees.
We missed Jack Johnson due to a multitude of reasons. I promise to take Josie to see him the next time he travels to the area.
On our way back to the car we heard a girl, that was deserving of a punch to the stomach because of the sheer timbre of her voice, talking to a friend on the phone. She was yelling the following: "Who the eff is Josh Groban? He's singing this Hallelujah sh1t."
We had a laugh.
The afro man below.