They Might Be Giants spends an evening in Dallas
They Might Be Giants arrived at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Wednesday, May 13, to spend a casual evening with its fans. While the “An Evening with…” tag on the show was primarily to indicate that there was no opening band (or, as vocalist/rhythm guitarist John Flansburgh put it, “we’re opening for ourselves”), it also suggested the friendly, conversational approach the band took to the show. More than anything, it felt like a really big house concert. Topics of conversation between songs included why nobody really refers to this decade as the “teens,” the tragic burning of the original Big Tex, the fact that the date formed a palindrome (leading, of course, into “I Palindrome I”), and what the heck was going on in the murals on the walls of the Granada.