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CT's Fauxchella, Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Two Humans

Two Humans

CT’s Fauxchella was definitely something fierce.  I arrived extra early with friends, got to see tents and booths get set up and meet up with old and new friends.  It was absolutely packed, we could not possibly have had any better weather, and, to top it all off, everyone was incredibly nice and just there to have a good time.

I caught a bit of the set of the first band on the all ages stage, The Dustbusters.  I hadn’t heard of them before, however, I’m certainly a fan and downloading their album as I write this.  The four young men absolutely impressed me and were charismatic and full of talent.  The dynamic of the vocals and instrumentals together give them a really powerful sound that I certainly didn’t expect.
Next up was Ports of Spain, who I’d heard endless praises about but never took the time to listen to.  This duo left me absolutely speechless and inspired.  I am typically not a big fan of music groups that don’t involve a bass guitar, but this was a total exception.  The use of a  loop pedal gave the illusion of a much bigger sound than what was being produced, and it was fascinating to watch the guitarist create his tracks and layer them on top of one another.  It was a really unique experience.  As for the drummer, he’s honestly one of the most talented I’ve seen perform in a very long time.  Not only does his phenomenal sense of rhythm hold down the sound, but his flare and personal touch really shines through, and I can’t wait to listen to their music recorded because it’s captivating and dreamy, and my new favorite thing.
Two Humans was at Fauxchella, playing the first of their last three sets ever.  The trio’s no longer making music, which sucks, but at least they’re playing final shows.  They opened up with “Head” and “Body”, the opening to their latest/last album, “Institute Of Living”.  It was so dancey and the energy was great.  The frontman, John(Jason?) Rule commented that he “didn’t expect you guys to know all these songs so well, but I don’t know if that’s an indication of how good the new stuff is, or how bad the old stuff is.”  They claimed they were going to be playing a lot off their release from ’11, “Good Morning, Chemicals” but only ended up playing “Swirly”, but it was a lot better live than I’d anticipated.  The boys played a really short set, but I think that’s because they don’t really want to play anymore.  As sad as it is, I’m just thankful they’re continuing music in different projects.  Two Humans has seriously been such an important band in CT’s scene for such a long time, they’re legends, and they’re certainly going out with a bang.
The only bummer of the show is the fact that the staff was a bit out of control, pulling people out of the “pit” left and right.  It was disappointing and totally not justified because no one was getting hurt, but I guess they’d never dealt with an event of this magnatude before.  Even during The Guru, a fun and ridiculously talented group of CT heroes, people were getting removed.  However, they put on a wonderful set regardless, their “disco rock” carefree summertime nostalgia sound pumping through the venue.  It was impossible to stand still, and opening with “Ashram” is a good indication of how their entire set went.  There was so much flailing and dancing, it was such a good time and there wasn’t a single person in the crowd who wasn’t moving around at least a little.  No one’s too cool for The Guru.
The last band on the All Ages stage was Pissed Jeans, iconic punk band and Allentown PA natives.  This is when some of the older crowd came in from the 21+ venues and the shift in the demographic was really obvious.  I stayed out of the pit for this set, because I was pretty sure it was going to get rough.  It certainly did, but not any more rough than a Joyce Manor show I went to over the summer.  Manly men moshing around caused the security guards to hop on them and pull people out, including Chris Szczerba owner  of  THE FREAKIN’ ARC AGENCY ( a local and awesome promotion company!) getting pulled down from crowd surfing and removed from the crowd.  I’m usually the paranoid one in these situations, but this show was so tame that even I felt safe.  Regardless, the band played on, the lead singer joking around saying “Oh pull these people out of the pit too, I saw them moshing last week”, so at least even they realized how ridiculous it was.
Overall, Fauxchella was a massive success.  The occasional sprinkling of rain was enough to keep us all from getting too gross and sweaty, and there was never a dull moment.  I was in shock at how well organized it all was, and I can’t wait for next year’s.

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