Third time seeing Garbage on their tour for Not Your Kind of People. I keep losing people along the way. In Boston, Holly and Shaun were with me. Then, in Toronto, just Shaun. And then alone in Virginia. Benefit to doing things alone, you set your own schedule, and if your schedule includes hanging out outside the venue for the chance to meet one or several members of the band, then who is going to complain? No one, and certainly not when your waiting pays off and you actually get to meet the band.
And then the show itself, when Shirley Manson pauses between songs to riff on how relevant she and her band remain, despite a recent editorial in a Richmond paper arguing that the band is not.
“We’re as relevant as you make us,” Manson said. “As long as you keep coming to our gigs, then we’ll be relevant.”