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An Evening With Switchfoot at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston 12/9/09


Amidst crackling bolts of lightening, swerving madly to avoid large lakes forming in the streets, I was careening down from the North Shore in a torrential downpour to see Switchfoot at the Paradise in Boston. I amusingly thought of biblical analogies, apocalyptic epic floods and such, but given the band’s Christian rock beginnings, as much as I appreciate a helping hand when facing down that scary first paragraph, that was just too easy.

This is not the sort of band I would normally trumpet praises for. It’s less the “Christian rock” bit that puts me off, but rather phrases like “mainstream major label success” and “certified double platinum – 2.6 million copies sold”. There are plenty of mainstream artists I enjoy listening to – U2.. Bob Dylan.. Bruce Springsteen.. Lifehouse, even. With those artists, though, I don’t feel the need to add my voice to the chorus, as it were. But after seeing Switchfoot’s breathtaking performance at the Paradise, I’m impressed with these guys on so many levels, I can’t help myself.

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Show Preview: An Evening With Switchfoot ~ Paradise Rock Club, Boston ~ Wednesday, December 9, 2009


An Evening With Switchfoot
at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Wednesday, December 9
buy tickets (doors at 7pm; all ages show)

In his interview with back in 2000, Jon Foreman, lead singer/guitarist of Switchfoot explained the origin of their name: “Switchfoot is a surfing term. We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It’s about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.”

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