Summer is nearly here, and if even the weather has been a little wishy-washy about it lately, it won’t be long until hot sunny days and warm nights lure everyone outdoors. One sure sign of the start of the season is the return of WTMD’s First Thursday concerts, held on (surprise!) the first Thursday of every month from May to September at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore. Bringing in a wide variety of artists from the internationally known to the new and local, and covering a wide range of genres, the free monthly events have something for everybody. This past week’s inaugural show for the 2018 season was no exception.
“Are you ready to rock like it’s 1993?” asked Belly bassist Gail Greenwood at one point during the band’s show at the 9:30 Club this past weekend. The question met with a fervent affirmation from the packed room. The band had apparently had quite an aggravating trip down I-95 getting to the District and was tired and cranky upon their arrival at the venue, but their mood visibly changed when they came out to find the enthusiastic crowd waiting for them. At times, it was hard to tell who was more in awe at the situation – the audience who were seeing a favorite band reunited and revitalized for the first time in two decades, or the artists themselves, who were clearly not expecting to be met with so much excitement.
It was a wild week out there on the campaign trail, and nothing goes better with batshit crazy than SONG!
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