A night out on the town
April 10, 2005
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Being the old man that I have become, it is not often that I spend a night out on the town. However, this past Friday was an exception to that rule. Having secured a pair of tickets to the sold out Black Keys show at the Lime Spider, I decided to make it an Akron appreciation night.
First off, Kristy and I stopped by Square Records where I picked up a couple CDs from old bands that I’d had on my want list. We then wandered next door to Revival, a cool vintage clothing store that, among other things, features the latest shirts from the Rubber City Clothing Co, which sells Akron-themed shirts.
After our brief shopping stop, it was off to get some food. And what better place to eat in Akron than Luigi’s. We had to wait in a line that went well out the door for about 15 minutes, but it was a nice day, so we didn’t mind. Once inside, the obvious choice for dinner was a large pizza. After a brief feast of bread, we quickly took care of the pizza and did not feel like doing much else. But we had a show to go to!
So we headed over a few blocks and found a prime parking spot in the garage next to Canal Park, and best of all it was free! We then headed to the Spider and sat through some horrible, horrible local bands that had been picked for this benefit show. I would say the average age of the band members of all the bands was darn close to 50, as was most of the crowd. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it was just weird to feel like the young ones at a show for once. Finally, around 1 am, the Black Keys hit the stage and tore it up. You can check out my review (and some pictures) here.
So thank you city of Akron for providing me with an enjoyable evening in your fair city.