So, this is it. I’m watching my last set at T.T. The Bear’s Place. There are a few more nights to go before they lock this place up for good, but I won’t be here. I can’t imagine having a better time than I did tonight with Ad Frank & The Fast Easy Women, Parlour Bells, Francine and Cujo. The Lights Out are the brilliant sparklers on top of the TT’s farewell cake.
While I would see one more band before this beloved institution turned the lights out for the final time, Ad Frank And The Fast Easy Women would be my true goodbye to T.T. The Bear’s Place. I will forever link Ad Frank and TT’s in my mind. The first photo I ever had published was of Ad Frank on that stage. The Fast Easy Women’s farewell show was one of my all time favorite musical experiences. He was there when I first started started seeing bands play in front of that mural. He’s was there at the end. Goodnight, TT’s.
Before they opened up for Culture Club, Parlour Bells helped close down TT’s with their grit and glamour.
Exquisitely crafted and expertly performed, Francine’s tidy pop is full of wit and sneaky-cool guitar parts. Their set during TT’s Farewell Blowout brought back lots of memories.
My final pilgrimage to TT The Bear’s Place began with Cujo playing Jen’s song “Better Than Nothing,” thus ensuring I would be smiling all night.
There was a point during this Sunday night at TT’s when I thought it might be my final trip to the historic club. While I would make it out to one more show, I realized that watching The Daily Pravda own that stage one more time wouldn’t have been a bad way to go out.
I’m sad it took TT’s closing its doors for me to see Bearstronaut, but I’m glad I finally got to experience the energy of this electro-rhythm machine.
Saying goodbye to TT’s was made just a little bit easier by getting to hear the sweet sounds of Spirit Kid again.
A high energy reunion set from The Sterns kept the TT’s Farewell Blowout hopping along in style.