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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tim Foreman, who turned 32 yesterday. Keep rockin', my friend.
In what has turned into a mini media storm, Jon Foreman was removed by force from an aftershow he was playing for fans after Switchfoot's main opening slot for the Goo Goo Dolls. For first-hand coverage of the event, here's a video of the incident. Note: Jon does play the entirety of "Against the Voices" before the police officer shows up.
CNN was on the story, with the clever headline of "Police dare Switchfoot singer to move." Here are some quotes from Jon:
"The officer last night wouldn't give me a reason for shutting it down, he only said that he had a family to go home to," Foreman told CNN. I respect the authorities, they have a difficult job."
"I love playing on the big stages in front of thousands of folks, it feels like a megaphone. It's how I pay the bills and it's the best job in the world. But I also love playing for just a few folks for free. It feels like a whisper." Foreman said of the intimate post-show gatherings he sometimes calls via Twitter.
"It's the chance to dust off the Bob Dylan covers and play new tunes. It's a gift: just to play for the love of the song."
^Always classy, that Jon Foreman. What do you think? Was the police officer right in conducting matters like that? Do you think Jon should've continued to play "24" in spite of the demands by the officer to quit? Comment and chime in!
Okay, on to less grave matters. Switchfoot soundchecked "Dark Horses" in Jacksonville last Friday, August 13. Here's the video, with the most discernible vocals yet.
Thanks to our friend Katey for this video.
Switchfoot stopped in at 99x in Atlanta last Thursday to play some songs. Here are videos:
Dare You to Move
Meant to Live
Just Rob Me
Mess of Me
And to finish up today's update, here are videos (again courtesy of Katey) of Switchfoot's headlining show in Jacksonville headliner:
^cool extended outro!
Chem 6a / Gone
Meant to Live