If you happened to be wondering how many people will willingly cram themselves into a relatively small room to see a free show by one of the most buzzed-about bands in all of indie rock, last night's Deer Tick show at McMenamins gave you the answer—a hell of a lot.
By the time the Rhode Island Americana-influenced rock band hit the stage at about 7:15pm, the Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins Old St. Francis School was elbow-to-rib jam packed, which didn’t stop the delivery of cheeseburgers to those seated at the inconveniently placed tables lining the sides of the venue. “Hey, there’s 200 people crammed in here…I could use a hand-delivered cheeseburger right about now!”
BUT, BUT, BUT I shouldn’t complain about the tables or cheeseburgers because it was a FREE show. And an incredible show at that. So thanks, McMenamins. I’ll be back for a cheeseburger sometime soon, I promise.
Here’s a couple videos from the show in case you want to reminisce...because you were almost certainly there last night, as was everyone else in town.