After a week where we rarely saw the sun, the weekend's weather seemed to make up for the days of gray. Besides Halloween, there was a lot going on and here's a recap of our weekend coverage.John Oates at the 'Stache Bash
Photo: Chad Garrison
John Oates at the 'Stash Bash on Friday night.
You might have read about Oates receiving a proclamation from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay
earlier in the day, but on Friday night, the second-half of Hall & Oates did what he does best at the 2009 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre. Read the full concert review here.
Robin Wheeler writes:
Our Lady Peace at the Pageant
Oates and his four-piece band started with "Camellia", the
Oates-penned opening track from Hall and Oates' 1975 self-titled album.
Marred by a sound mix that left Oates' vocals overpowered by the
instruments, it wasn't looking good. But then he asked if there were
any '80s fans before traipsing into a stripped-down version of
"Maneater," and it all came together. Read more.
On Friday night Our Lady Peace and Company of Thieves rocked the Pageant. Shae Moseley was in the audience for the show and has this review
Kelly Clarkson at Family Arena
Saturday night, Moseley headed to the Family Arena in St. Charles to
see the American Idol
who's has the best post-Idol
Clarkson. Moseley writes an open letter
to Clarkson and it starts like this:
Flamingoween at Flamingo Bowl
Dear Ms. Clarkson,
After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last
night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I
think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the
first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your
voice held the sparse but appreciative Halloween night audience in a
state of hypnotic wonder at how such an everyday, girl next door could
somehow possess the ability to shake the arena rafters with such
seeming ease. Read more.
Nightlife photographer Egan O'Keefe shot the scene at Flamingo Bowl on
Washington Avenue on Halloween. The usual Halloween costumes (homages
to A Clockwork Orange
and Marie Antionette among them) were
there, in addition to newcomers "balloon boy" Falcon Heene, Kenny
Powers and Robert Pattison in Twilight
. See the full slideshow here
There was also plenty going on in the street and in Lure nightclub, a few blocks west of Flamingo. See photos from Lure nightclub here