Smash Mouth Headlines Very Odd HOB Show

Smash Mouth Headlines Very Odd HOB Show.

By Chuck Cox

Special Contributor

The strange pairing of Smash Mouth and Toad The Wet Sprocket provided the soundtrack for one of the more unusual concerts I’ve ever attended on Saturday night at House of Blues.

Because I had seen both play separate shows a couple of years ago, I had no plans to see the two groups that found initial commercial success in the 1990s together. However, I ended up winning a pair of free tickets, and I’m an absolute sucker for free concert tickets. Thanks again, HOB.

Pretty much everything about the show was extremely strange, which is not to say I didn’t enjoy myself.

First, it was the last night of the five-week tour, which also featured Tonic on most stops but not in Big D. Honestly, the fact Tonic wasn’t there was one reason I wasn’t going to attend.

The pairing of the two vastly different bands made for a very wide range of fans at the show. It was clear some were there for the mellow, beautiful music of Toad The Wet Sprocket, while some came for the bawdy party tunes of Smash Mouth.

So, you’re probably thinking that none of this is all that weird, huh?

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