Frankly, I can't remember the last time I was at a Union Theater show where the audience danced like that. We tried fruitlessly to keep up with the fantastic background singers - who shimmied and shook for throughout the two hour set!
Too bad this picture is not in motion!
I'd forgotten how great the sound is in the Union Theater - perhaps the best acoustic venue in Madison, don't you agree? Imagine how great it sounded when the 18 musicians on stage in this band were groovin' together. To me - it felt like a privilege to see the original members of Fela Kuti's legendary Egypt 80 rhythm section - they were just solid.
A treat for those of us cooling off on the Terrace was the appearance by these "ringers" at Open Mike:
Say "Ya Yeah!" and look for more comments and photos soon from Malliman!