Andrew WK put on a fantastic show, most fun I've had at a show in a long time. Marquee was depressingly empty though. --Hailey Paquette (@hpaq)
What a drag. We're sad to report that our own Dan Gibson, intrepid UOTS contributor, Tucson correspondent, and author of the Andrew WK piece in this week's issue, was unable to make it to the Andrew WK and Math the Band show last night, which by all accounts wasn't packed.
Which is too bad, because the action shots and video captured by our own Melissa Fossum show find Mr. WK in fine, fine shape indeed.
Backed by a guitar army, his take on "She is Beautiful" last night demonstrates everything there is to love about the man. Clocking in at under three minutes, the jam is an obnoxious, boneheadedly ecstatic ode to a beautiful (Appearance? Inner beauty? Both?) woman, and WK plays the part of cheerleader, motivational speaker, and hype man to the hilt.
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Sure, I know you had a valid reason for missing the show (no condescension -- I was sick and asleep by 8), but watching this video makes me wish I had manned up, slapped on my red Teletubby costume (yeah -- there was reportedly a Teletubby in the pit) and partied till I puked.
Probably going to be smacking myself that I missed this one for awhile. Check out our slideshow and video after the jump.