Recently I began work with Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin on an upcoming print feature. Anyone who follows him on Twitter knows that he is a huge fan of live music in Houston and can be seen at gigs all over town. I asked him if he wanted to write a few words about one of his Summer Fest experiences, and the man obliged. -- Craig Hlavaty
More FPSF 2012 Coverage:
• Summer Fest line-up reviews on the Rocks Off blog.
• Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Sexy, Sweaty Crowds
• Popsicles and Pizza: The Food of Summer Fest
• FPSF: The Bands from Saturday
• FPSF: The Bands from Sunday
From the start, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick made it apparent that he was not only a musician but an entertainer. Fitz and his band of neo-soul indie-poppers were not going to let you stand around and watch. From stomping your feet to clapping your hands (I've never clapped more in one hour in my life), Fitz and his duet partner Noelle Scaggs had the crowd going the entire show.
This did not always go smoothly, though, as it almost all fell apart when Scaggs shouted, "it's great to be back in Boston."
And obviously, we're not in Boston.