Wednesday Darla and I along with our friend Gavin Bondy went to see Caravan Palace, a French band that is touring the USA. Darla has been following these wonderful musicians for over a year now and was very excited for a chance to see them live. She had told Gavin about them when we photographed him in concert a few weeks ago.
You could tell that they absolutely love what they do and they really enjoy the people in the audience. They play very upbeat and happy music and it gets the whole place in a great mood.
My only complaint would be that someone needs to teach the sound person a few things as it was hard to hear the wonderful musicians and vocalist over the bass line and drum beat. That said it really was a lot of fun experiencing their raw enthusiasm for their art and the people they are playing for.
The Star Theater is a very cool venue as well. The stage is small and the place intimate and it is designed really well with light and cool spaces for people including an outdoor patio area that is great. I really enjoyed the people who work there as well they were all very friendly and fun.
We met a nice guy who let us share his table and had a good time talking with him when we could. The prices weren't bad either, the concert was $18 each and the beer was only around $2.60 a glass which is much better than a lot of places I have been. This is a great place run by people who love what they do and it shows.
Caravan Palace is a band that I am sure we will be hearing a lot more of in the years to come. They are young and very talented and again love what they are doing and that shows as well as infects all who are at the show. All in all it was a great evening.