THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS @ THE REGENT THEATRE
Photos and words by Cortney Armitage
Over a thousand outcasts, nerds and hipsters assembled to welcome They Might Be Giants back to Los Angeles. Bringing with them songs from their new album Glean, an energized John Flansburgh and John Linnell decided to be their own opening act. They were unaware that their fans, even after two hours of music, would just be ravenous for more. The sold out crowd sang along to lyrics so loudly, it made Linnell remark that the crowd could be heard on stage with the full band in full swing. Old tracks and new were welcomed. Highlights of the evening came with the tracks “Robot Parade,” a brilliant cover of Destiny’s Child “Bills Bills Bills” and an unexpectedly hilarious call from “Mom.” It took two encores and a “Birdhouse In Your Soul” before The Regent Theatre had to turn on the lights and start playing music before anyone left the venue. After 33 years, They Might Be Giants have stayed relevant by being true to themselves. Their authenticity has allowed them to cross generations and they will always be gentle giants that rock.