Cake House of Blues April 12, 2015
After a weekend of sporadic downpours and questionable weather, Houstonians could have easily opted to stay tucked in Sunday night for the Game of Thrones season premiere or yet another marathon of Bar Rescue. Quite the contrary: Cake's House of Blues show was completely sold out, overflowing with fans so dedicated they would have swum to the venue if needed.
Upon walking into House of Blues, it was clear why Cake still sells out shows 20-plus years after forming: fans everywhere were preemptively singing their favorite songs, giddy with anticipation for the California alt-rock vets to take the stage. The excitement among the crowd was almost enough to be happy that so many people got to experience this show, but frankly there were too damn many people in the venue. Overhearing tall men comment on how the place was too packed was commonplace.