Move out of the way because Beyonce is playing no games.
- Posted on Oct 10th 2010 11:00AM by Anna Deem
Opening with 'The Sands Have Turned Purple,' Kinsella wasted no time stage-diving directly into the crowd, showing fans that he clearly intended on going out with a bang. Climbing his way back onto the stage halfway through the song, Kinsella ditched his microphone stand and wandered around the stage, kicking his legs and singing directly to the front row of eager fans, who screamed along and waved their arms.
Several songs later, Kinsella picked up a large horn and proceeded to hold it straight up in the air while blowing into it, as the rest of the band kicked in to start 'We Are Scientists!' Crowd surfers flew overhead while the rest of the crowd clapped along. "I think it's important to mention that life is weird," Kinsella said, acknowledging the reunion elephant in the room. 'Olerud' followed and had Kinsella rolling around on the stage floor, somersaulting and then jumping in place, resembling a tantrum-prone child at times.
The one-two punch of 'Little League' and 'Oh Messy Life' punctuated the halfway mark of Cap'n Jazz's set, with enthusiastic fans singing along at full force and waving their arms towards the stage as Kinsella twirled his microphone stand around and extended it out into the crowd. "This is our last show in Chicago and this is how it ended in Tokyo," Kinsella announced as the band ripped into 'Tokyo.' Once again, the crowd did a double-time clap-along, and Kinsella read the song's spoken word intro off of a piece of paper and shook his tambourine furiously.
'Puddle Splashers' closed out the first part of their set and Kinsella celebrated by heaving his tambourine into the crowd and falling backwards onto the stage. Appearing back onstage a few seconds later, Kinsella announce that the band was going to play a karaoke song. The familiar guitar riff of A-Ha's 'Take On Me' burst out of Davey von Bohlen's guitar and fans jumped and danced along to the '80s one-hit-wonder classic. 'Que Suerte!' closed out the encore, as Kinsella kicked his legs like a marionette and threw his tambourine into the crowd once more. When it was time to exit the stage, Cap'n Jazz did so with grace, politely thanking fans for coming out, rather than playing into their raucous stage presence. It may be their last show in Chicago for 2010, but hopefully 2011 won't mark the end of Cap'n Jazz's second run.