Good things are nice. Good things that are free are especially nice. Heck, even not-so-good things are nice when they're free, right? So you can imagine the reaction to finding out Tegan and Sara
were putting on a show for no cost whatsoever. And although I did overhear the girl next to me say that that they played a song for each hour she'd waited, she was undoubtedly reimbursed with their short, yet enthusiastic set.
The first 200 people waiting in line were allowed in for free, and at 6:45PM the patient but anxious crowd piled into the MLB FanCave in droves. Once we were all packed in there like sardines, Tegan and Sara came out and went right into "I'm Not Your Hero" off of their most recent album Heartthrob
followed by "Goodbye, Goodbye" and "I Was A Fool." Then, as always, they charmed us with their self-deprecating humor while simultaneously disregarding the dozens of requests they received for "Superstar."
So, you might wonder why the girls were playing at a baseball themed venue sponsored by Budweiser (when there was no beer even served), if not just to serve as a lesbian haven of sorts (maybe I'm speaking for myself here). But whatever the case may be, it was worth attending even just to hear them sing, "Back In to Your Head." The whole crowd was singing along, I mean, I think I even spotted the bouncer belting out a few lyrics.
Tegan and Sara suitably finished the show with a seventh song, "Call It Off." And then they did just that.
Sometimes, if you close your eyes and listen to the crowd of girls saying, "she's so cute," you can lose yourself in the notion that you actually got tickets to a Hanson concert. And then you open your eyes and you think, "damn it, she is