"LUCY & RENEE & FRIENDS in CHICAGO for The First Time"
October 6 - 7,
Review by KT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chicago Lucy and Renee and Joe.
The audience welcomed Renee with our usual enthusiasm. When we had settled
down, Renee grinned at us and declared, “Karaoke with my friends!”
The grrls launched into a duet of the Beatles tune, “We Can Work It Out”.
Lucy sang the first verse and then-Renee sang the second. (I can’t
remember if they announced she’d be singing along with Luce before she
started singing or not.)
When Renee was singing, Lucy looked out at us and grinned, with a look on
her face just like a proud momma at a school play. Like, “Looka my
kid-ain’t she doing GREAT!?” It was so cute. Then Luce of course had to
start goofing around and “act” out the person talking in the song. And
then she began to play with the lyrics, at one point transforming the line
into something like, “Because I’m always right!”
Renee did a credible job-she’s come a long way too from the way she sang
at the Pasadena Con in 2001. There was only one stanza where she got a
little breathless and kind of slipped out of singing and was sort of
hearing herself and freaking herself out a bit. She giggled out a few of
the words at that point. But most of the song, she was on-key and did
Lucy was running back and forth between Joe and Renee. The three of them
sang the chorus, the “We can work it out part”, so Lucy would run over
with her mike so he could do a vocal with them. Lucy and Renee separately
sang the “details” and Luce would run back over to stand next to Renee to
sing the story with her. Grrl’s got SO much energy. . .
And then Lucy amended the final line from “We can work it out” to “’Cause
you wiped my ass’”. Goof.