Before taking the stage, Trophy Wife treated their fans to the music video premiere of “Move to the Desert” at Bar Pink. Attendees included the video's director, comic book artist Jeremy Cox. A highlight of the colorful, quirky video was the break-dancing horse.
Basked in red lights and laser dots, Trophy Wife played their set to an attentive crowd that delighted in their rock ’n’ roll abandon, alt-country melodies, and signature silliness. Singer-guitarist Joel MacAskill and bassist Matt Nelson shared a tender moment during Steve Sabo's lead guitar solo by resting their heads on each other's shoulder. One lady yelled a request for tongue-in-cheek stalker song “Watch You Sleep.”
Between songs, they gave away T-shirts and posters. Drummer Jason Lewis pointed out the brown paper swag bags nearby. Contents included a two-track CD sampler, a “Move to the Desert” DVD, and a desert diorama action set.
Love and support for the local band poured forth in the form of numerous liquor shots purchased and brought to the stage.
- Concert: Trophy Wife
- Show date: January 23, 2010
- Venue: Bar Pink
- Seats: Front, stage right