saw freakwater last night]
First of all, I love Freakwater. And I'm from Louisville, so I love them
I saw them last year here in Arlington and loved the show. I liked last
night's show but have some queries and observations - I wonder whether what
I'm about to say reverberates with anyone.
I know they have an excellent new album out, but I felt like I was watching a
Freakwater White Album show - of a group about to break up? I mean, there
seemed to be zero communication between Catherine and Janet - zero. Catherine
barely made eye contact with Janet and had her back to Janet whenever she
wasn't singing into the microphone? Were they fighting? What's going on?
Catherine seemed remote, detached - phoning in her performance like an
automaton in a salmon-colored cowgirl suit. Janet seemed to be teary-eyed,
straining to engage Catherine, visually.
I thought it might be the last night of the tour and both were worn out or
something, but it's very much the middle of the tour --- what's up? Has
anyone else noticed this?