COLIN HAY Concert Review (Fremont Theatre)

“Hay Fever” Written by Jason Reed July 25, 2017  One of my most vivid and indelible memories from childhood was seeing Mr. Colin Hay on Men at Work’s “Who Can It Be Now?” music video, an aural and visual spectacle that ranks up in the pantheon of top three “paranoia/anxiety” videos of the 1980’s (alongside Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” and Split Enz’s “I Got You.”). His eyes held a certain, feisty creative energy that, luckily, has only magnified in intensity through the years. I had my first personal interaction with this musical legend a few years ago when I had the opportunity to interview him before his concert at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, California (see interview here), an experience I’ll never forget. On Sunday July 23rd,  I had the pleasure of seeing Colin perform in my hometown, San Luis Obispo, CA at the historic Fremont Theatre. Despite concurrent stiff competition from network television (in the form of Game of Thrones and Showtime’s Twin Peaks), the more enlightened “who’s who” of the local musical cognoscenti turned out to see this legend. There were no dragons, backwards speaking dwarves, or special effects on stage. Only a man with raw … Continue reading COLIN HAY Concert Review (Fremont Theatre)