I adore Fleetwood Mac, but until recently, this little bit of personal trivia never really got me anywhere. But last weekend my friend and I were at a tiny restaurant, and “Dreams” was playing. I mentioned to my friend how much I loved the song. My friend instantly motioned the waiter, claimed that “Dreams” was his favorite song of all time, and asked him to please turn it up. The waiter happily agreed, and later, we found that our drinks had been comped. Moral of this story: you never know when being a Mac fan will come in handy.
I can’t imagine this sort of thing happening with Foster the People some 30 years down the road, but maybe “Pumped Up Kicks” will eventually become a can’t-not-listen classic rather than the song that makes you want to throw yourself down a well. Dallas loves these guys, as evidenced by the fact that all their shows last year sold out, and that this one is pretty darn close even with the bigger venue. The Kooks and Kimbra open, the latter of which you know from this summer’s repetitive jam, “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Have fun getting that out of your head.
Also tonight, Dallas Symphony Orchestra concertmasters Nathan Olson and Alexander Kerr get behind the bar at Komali to help raise money for the symphony’s community outreach fund. All tips and a portion of your drink cost goes back to the DSO. One (or two) of the restaurant’s stellar margaritas should make for a perfect happy hour.
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