Last night in Atlanta, Greg Dulli proved that the Twilight Singers could be whatever band that he wanted, at any time. Smith’s Olde Bar saw a very different Singers than the other shows I’ve caught, in New York, and Cincy.
The band was nothing short of an efficient, steamrolling machine, plowing from song to song with NO breaks or monologues, aside from a brief greeting from Gen. Sherman and a shortened Purple Rain intro. The time between encores was also incredibly short. Total running time at just under two hours.
Atlanta, I take back every bad thing I’ve said about you. You were by far the best crowd I’ve seen on this tour. Everyone ate up the new songs and reveled in the second all-Whigs encore. Not only was the show sold out (like every other show), it was OVER-sold.
Despite being a short show, the ATL got a full set from the band, whose on-stage smiles and between song glances showed that the Singers are having a great time. And so did we.