The encore highlighted the Nocturnals’ newfound sense of arena-rock playfulness and explained why three “This is Spinal Tap” action figures sat behind Potter’s keyboards during the show. Each member came out for the last song in a hair-band wig and Spandex, grabbed instruments not necessarily their own and launched into a comical version of Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom,” sung by a surprisingly bellicose Potter. They were joined by a mystery bassist — a blond-coiffed Mike Gordon, late of Phish and wearing a bright-yellow “I Love the ’80s” T-shirt.
Derek and the Dominoes might be getting together for a reunion next year. Scotty B. points me towards this little rumor and I have to wonder if we can really trust anything on the message boards as valid. Regardless, I’m not a huge fan but I thought that you guys might be interested in it.