Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Due to the threat sever weather, the Alive at Five concert was moved indoors to the Times Union Center in Albany. The bad weather never showed up, but it was probably a good decision nonetheless. Better to be safe than… well, you know. And it was nice to see the City (which runs the Alive at Five series) and the County (which runs the TUC) working together.
But the move indoors made the concert seem like a low-budget arena rock show rather than the usual, fun-in-the-sun party in Corning Preserve. And the truth of the matter is that ’90s pop-rockers Smash Mouth were never much more than a frat-rock party band – not even in their heyday.