Last night saw the return of Fan Tan Alley to Victoria. No, not that Fan Tan Alley, the band Fan Tan Alley. Matt, Craig, and new drummer (whose name eludes me) played an excellent set, in a venue that was on fire. Well, it felt like it was on fire since it was so hot.
They ripped the stage like only FTA can. They played a lot of new material I hadn’t heard before, and they even played a few acoustic songs. One song to highlight is their rendition of “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Very funny, especialy some of their modified lyrics.
Nearing the end of the show, Mike came up to me and noted (since he saw their show the night before), that they had removed/slowed down a lot of their up tempo songs, and were now playing more rock ballads. Their songs were great, and definitely a treat to listen to, but the crowd definitely wanted to dance. Just as the crowd was starting to get into a fast song, it ended, and a slower one began. That is my one and only complaint.
It was great to see the guys, happy, healthy, and playing once again. I hope they make it. They deserve it.