The Shingles Are Dead
LONG LIVE THE SHINGLES
The time has come to say goodbye to local favorites The Shingles. The band plays their farewell concert at The Box Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 PM.
I asked band members for their final thoughts on the end of this era.
Cary Hazlegrove: It has been a great run. Playing in The Shingles is like being on vacation, and I am sad to see it end.
Dave Provost: You can say what you want about this band, but in the end, only one thing is absolutely true: there is nothing ironic about the Shingles.
Chris Westerlund believes they will play together again one day, and I believe him. One, because he’s not being ironic and two, because you can’t ever rid yourself of The Shingles once you’ve been exposed to them.
Here's Dave Provost's video of the band playing at the Atheneum from December, 2010: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXX65wN_r8I]
My fondest memory of this group will always be the crowds of very young children on the dancefloor at The Box. I used to sneak into that place when I was underage, but those four year olds Shingles’ fans must have some crazy good fake IDs.
What are your favorite Shingles stories?
[Photo by Lisa Frey]