Austin City Limits report: FNL's Adrianne Palicki on John Fogerty


Editor’s note: Ms. Palicki is the first and only member of the Friday Night Lights cast to turn in a blog post so far. Because of this, she is now our favorite. Stay tuned tomorrow for what we hope is a flood of brilliant writing from her castmates, all of whom are currently in the doghouse. Talking to you, Porter.

My goal here is not to write a puff piece. That being said, I love John Fogerty and want to have his babies. Seriously though, John Fogerty is not only a rock legend, but also happened to be the leadsinger/guitarist/songwriter for one of the greatest American bands to grace our presence.  Last night at Austin City Limits, I was able to see this musical genius perform with my own two eyes for the firsttime.

Because of my obsessive love for Creedence Clearwater Revival, I had a very valid fear of being disappointed. My preconceived notion was wrong: Fogerty not only had the charisma of a thirty-five year old, but vocally triumphed as well. Looking out into the crowd, I realized I was not alone in this opinion. There was something almost electric about the atmosphere. Every generation filled the dirt- and heat-ridden park. Every generation was singing along to Fogerty’s classic tunes: "Fortunate Son," "Down onThe Corner," and my personal favorite, "Proud Mary."  The excitement was endless.

Fogerty’s band was pretty brilliant as well– they put their mark on each song with subtlety and ease. It was obvious how much they not only enjoyed each other, but also the music they were rocking out to. Though much older than the band, Fogerty held his own as he shuffled around the stage, harmonica in hand. Even at sixty-three, "old fart" did not come to mind. So, in conclusion, it was a good show! Hopefully my disgusting love-fest for Johnny didn’t make you throw up in your mouth (too much, anyway).

addCredit(“Adrianne Palicki: Paul Drinkwater; John Fogerty: Whitney Pastorek/”)

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  • Mel

    First of all congrats to Whitney for this brilliant idea, even though she abandoned us during this season of T:SCC! Awesome blog post Adrianne! Definitely made me feel like I was there listening to the show!

  • Clay Atlas

    It doesn’t surprise me that she’d be the first one to comment. FNL is the bomb dot com.

  • Carli

    We love you Adrianne! Sounds like a good show.

  • whitney pastorek

    Update: ran into Scott Porter backstage at Blues Traveler, and he swears his post is coming. We’ll let him off the hook… FOR NOW.

  • Crystal

    Thanks Adrianne! I mean, our favorite!

  • E.B. Berman

    I like how she signs off saying “Hopefully my [post] didn’t make you throw up in your mouth (too much, anyway,)” which implies she hopes it did make us throw up in our mouths a little. There’s good a chance this implication was unintentional, but I’m not going to read it that way. The thought of her wanting us to throw up in our mouths a bit makes me like her better.

  • laura

    Adrianne Palicki thank you! Wish I was there!

  • BC

    If only I could’ve heard Plant/Krauss. Too bad Beck’s volume was ridiculously loud! Fogerty was awesome though.

  • tori

    this is such a great idea – I love music & I love FNL and hopefully this’ll get a few more people to watch it this season!

  • KG

    Two blog posts? Adrianne is now my favorite FNL cast member (Kyle who?).

  • Tenikia

    Adrianne! Annie! Girlfriend, you oh-so rock with the ACL Fest blogs! You have just ensured your grasp on the title of “my fave FNL cast member” (now, if Zach G. tosses in a couple, the competition’s on like Donkey Kong!).
    John Fogerty is classic and Blues Traveler’s one of my fave bands, too.
    I appreciated these posts immensely for making me feel like I was in the crowd; the cool points I gave to my boss for going last year are now all yours. Thanks oh-so much!

  • Susan

    Great post!!! I was at Fogerty and agree with everything you say. It was a fun set!!!
    Hey Whitney, was that you in the gorilla suit at the drive-by-truckers set and after show?

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