I attended a performance tonight at the Deir El Amar Festival (which is very poorly organized by the way) and got to see Meen The Band for the second time live.
I first saw them at the “Fête de la Musique” in Martyrs’ Square and I already had their album before and listened to it (which has a very cool cover [picture above]). I now know exactly how I feel about the band.
Honestly, my first impression when I heard the first few minutes of a song from the album was “hehe”, I thought it was kind of funny; but as I listened to their songs one after the other I thought that it is just too much and actually felt they were getting a bit silly. So I went to see the concert and I still had the same feeling, the songs were kind of meaningless and well “silly”.
If they were part of a comedy show and put all of that effort into one hillarious song and performed that song, it would have been PERFECT! But I totally disagree with having a band basing their music on things so random and meaningless.
I’m not saying that every band in the world HAS to fight for a cause or something like that not at all, it’s just that “too random” can become “too silly sometimes”.
As I said, I think Meen would fit perfectly in a comedy show; them being a “rock band” is a bit out of context I believe.
I hope I didn’t offend the band, that’s not my intention at all, I just wanted to say what I had in mind that’s all.
I fully support the band as an independant Lebanese band and wish them all the best and I will keep attending their concerts whenever I can.
Check out www.meentheband.com and follow them on twitter: @meentheband .
Looking forward for comments and discussion.