I saw Five Iron Frenzy
live on their farewell tour. (It was the show in Anderson, Indiana.) My fifteen minutes of fame: various nights on the tour were supposed to be theme nights were the fans were expected to dress up. The theme that night was "cowboys", and since I was one of the few people in-costume, the band photographer (the lovely Melinda Culp—yes, Dennis' wife) took a picture of me, and said pic ended up on FIF's tour blog.
The concert itself was great. FIF didn't just play the music, but really put on a show and got some great interaction with the crowd. I remember at one point Reese (the vocalist) spent the instrumental portion of one song running in circles on stage, then Scott (the bassist) started kicking him in the butt every time he ran by. At another point, their song "Blue Comb '78" inspired fans to start throwing combs at the stage (this is standard procedure for an FIF show) and when the song was over, the band noticed that someone had also thrown a potato masher (this was not
standard procedure). When the band called attention to the potato masher, fans started throwing all manner of random crap on stage, and the band arranged all the stuff into an impromptu sculpture. They played another song, and then Dennis expressed an overwhelming desire to throw himself at the sculpture like a human bowling ball. The rest of the band decided that it would be performance art and told him to go ahead, so he did.