Okay, to be completely honest… I got The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Specials confused in my head. This is not to say that I don’t like The Specials, because I do! They hold a special place in my heart and take me back to college and the days of the Deer Park and my roommate, Carla, and so much more.
But… when I asked my friend Cristy to buy the tickets for me (at the box office, so that we wouldn’t have to pay the fee), I really thought I was buying tickets for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was only when tickets subsequently went on sale for a Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ show at the Fillmore (which I also bought) that I realized what I had done. Whatever! It was totally worth it!
Initially I felt like Terry Hall was phoning it in, even though I was enjoying the songs and everyone else in the band seemed to be all in. After a little while, I realized that what I was seeing was his version of ‘resting bitch face’ or some such. The show was amazingly fun; the crowd was really mixed (age-wise) though it did seem to skew older. It was a good time!!!