It is invigorating to see a group of people come together to sing songs, shuffle feet, bob heads...and most of all smile. The crowd at the Mercury Lounge was not readily defined by any sub type or genre (although I did notice a lot of beards...)
It is equally as exciting to see a band clearly playing for the (cough...excuse the cliche) love of the music. I was captivated.
"Protest songs in response to military aggression..." is not an easy lyric to use in a sing a long chorus...but they did so with ease.
The band clearly had fun. I had a goose bumps...