WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES?
Michael Deeds /Idaho Statesman
It appears that in the world of Michael McDonald, what a fool believes is that famous singers will use their voices in concert.
Reportedly plagued by medical issues, McDonald surprised fans and organizers by deciding he would not, or could not, sing at Sunday’s Eagle River Pavilion show. Pavilion ownership says McDonald did not share this news until fans already were entering.
Co-headliner Boz Scaggs performed an opening set. After a break, he joined McDonald on stage for a shorter set. Scaggs handled lead vocals while McDonald played keyboards and jammed through songs such as “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
Understandably, some fans were not happy. Sure, I get that “the show must go on” — and kudos to McDonald for taking the stage despite vocal problems — but the classy move would have been for McDonald to offer a make-up gig. Or something.
Fans left Eagle River Pavilion with a slightly better taste in their mouths 24 hours later. (Or was that the blotter acid?) Psychedelic-rockers The Flaming Lips ended the venue’s season Monday.
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