But I don’t want to harp on what was missing.  I would still recommend a Barenaked Ladies concert to anyone, because the band has such a catalog of music at their disposal, including a children’s album and one catchy TV theme song, that you would be hard pressed to find a group that plays with more unbridled joy every night.  I can’t think of any band that is better at engaging the audience, making up raps and changing lyrics on the spot.  Their musical skills remain top notch.  The harmonies among the foursome are still tight and their new material (they debuted a catchy tune called “Boomerang”) may at last take them in a new direction that closes the book on the Steven Page era.  These guys deserve continued success, so I’m going to do my part by tweeting out the new song just as Ed suggested…with the hashtag #beibernewsong.  That should give ‘em a jump start!

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