They Might Be Giants Played A Fun, Quirky Show
At Sold-Out
Beachland

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might be Giants

They Might be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

October 15, 2022

They Might Be Giants were in town for two consecutive sold-out shows at The Beachland Ballroom.   Fans from all over northeastern Ohio packed the Beachland concert hall after waiting over two years for this show to happen.  Many of them were sporting paper headbands that spelled out the word "THEY"  that were given out at the merch table before the show. 

The band is playing the entire album Flood throughout the set, but not in order.  John Flansburgh and John Linnell were backed by an outstanding band which included an incredible three-piece horn section. 

What a fun show!

It was my first time checking out They Might Be Giants, and I can say that it will not be my last.

The band is quirky, funny and just plain fun.

Their is a lot of interaction between John and John between songs.  Sometimes it's a story about the next song and sometimes it's about how their day has been going. 

When an audience member shouted something out, Flansburgh noted, "We have ear plugs in.  We can't hear anything, but keep shouting."

The first set consisted of fifteen songs that included, "Letterbox," "James K. Polk," "Your Racist Friend" and the set closing "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)."  

Towards the end of the first set, the band played and sang "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" entirely backwards.  

After a short break, the band played the recorded video of "Sapphire Bullets" backwards and it came out like it was played forward.  That is a pretty difficult thing to do!

The second set contained more fun tunes like "Someone Keeps Moving My Chair," "Damn Good Times," and the popular "Particle Man."

They closed the show with "Birdhouse In Your Soul" and "She's an Angel."

Photos and review by Greg Drugan