The Fixx were supposed to have the English Beat as their opening band, but they decided that covid was still too bad to go out on tour, and their drummer just passed away before they were supposed to go on the road, so Fastball got the opening slot.
I have never been a fan of Fastball, never liked the song “The Way”, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed their set. Very well played, and has some great songs, with nice humor and crowd interaction, but I still don’t like “The Way”…lol.The intermission was relatively short, and then The Fixx hit the stage and put on a fantastic show with so many great songs that had the crowd singing along and dancing. I have been a fan since 1982, and have never seen them before, and they did not disappoint at all. Cy Curnin had a great theatrical style that suited the songs and you can tell that he was having a great time, especially finally being able to get back on the road again. I was amazed at how proficient they were and made the songs sound like the albums, but still adding enough to give them a nice spin that added to the song. The venue was just the right size to really feel connected to the band and you could really feel the raw energy that The Fixx created.
All-in-all, this was a fantastic evening, and one of the best concerts that I have ever been to. Cy Curnin’s voice was amazing, carrying notes that you would have thought were long gone because of time going on like a lot of other singers. The whole band is tight and probably a little to cerebral with their lyrics for the carts, which could have caused them to fall out of favor on the charts, but they still have a lot of great songs, thoughtful lyrics, and talent that many others wish they had.