Blue of Hello, The Future! was the final act on our stage at the Wicked Winter renaissance festival this weekend. She was the simplest music setup we had all that day: one vocal microphone, and another for her guitar. She’d really benefit from getting a wireless setup, though; she’s the kind of musician who interacts extensively with the audience, making it a huge part of her act. I can picture her walking up and down aisles and singing her songs.
I warmed to her act immediately; she had 10 minutes to kill before stage time, and she started idly strumming Science is Real. She’s nearing the end of a song-a-week project; you can go to her site and find songs by topic, including LARPing, dinosaurs, robots, and even webcomics. I Wish I Were A Questionable Content Girl is my favorite of the songs she played. (The comic is a favorite of mine, and it’s always a kick to meet people in real life who like it.)
Her attitude is infectious — you can’t help but enjoy her songs. She seems so happy to be playing music for people, that it’s impossible to not listen to her play and smile at what one hears.
There were a lot of great acts at the Faire this year, including The Slomski Brothers (who had me in tears with laughter), David W. Jacobsen, Matt DeBlass, and A Halo Called Fred (who, impressively, had their earlier set shut down by the police); but Hello, The Future! was a perfect ending to the faire. She’s geeky, fun, and passionate, and I hope to see her play again.