Just saw on Facebook that Scotty is now a minister. How much you want to bet that he will be marrying people on stage at Train concerts this year. Just when you think you have gotten rid of the Trainettes and their time wasting nonsense, now comes this. Do we really need this going on during concerts. How un-cool. Train used to be a cool Rock n' roll act, not anymore. At this rate, they will be toast in 2 years because people will cease to care. Long time Train fans have already jumped ship and the newer fans will hang on for a year or two before they bail as well. Time for new management, boys. Get on stage and sing, please don't embarrass yourselves further by doing this. Please.
Well said Mahita. I can see it now......."To complete your total Train experience, the newly married couple will be able to consummate their marriage in the back of the Train tour bus.......". I just wonder who is making them do these silly crowd participation things. Marry me is a great song and should be treated as such. Have Pat sitting on a stool, with a single spot light on him, singing his heart out while Jimmy plays the guitar in the back ground. THAT is how the song should be presented. Last year was a circus with Pat taking his lap through the crowd. They seem to be making some real questionable decisions of late with regards to presentation. Hope they wise up.
Not sure how I missed this thread two weeks ago. As much as I love Train the band, the people and the music, I have to agree with every post New England Guy has made on this thread.
I think the whole Minister/Marry Me thing is tacky. Even more tacky, in my humble opinion, is the idea of taking a very private moment of making sacred vows to a very public place. I think the whole act not only cheapens the band's image but it also diminishes the value of a union that is supposed to be taken very seriously and should (although not always possible) last forever.