My husband surprised me with an overnight trip to Reno to watch Cake at the Nugget casino. It was a smallish venue, and we got in line early and ended up standing four feet away from the stage with just one row of people in front of us. It was awesome!
Cake’s music is fun and funky (their Myspace page calls it “countrified funk”), and they’re from Sacramento so we’re especially fond of them.
Some photos from the concert after the jump…
Lead singer, John McCrea:
The crowd went wild anytime he played the vibraslap (it’s what makes that cool rattling noise in many of their songs):
Most of the band:
If anyone knows what instrument (or toy?) this is, please let me know! This is Vincent DiFiore, who does keys, trumpet, percussion, and other general weird instruments:
We were standing right in front of Xan McCurdy, who has super-fast fingers: