Large sang it in its original way: in Spanish.
Such was the trend the rest of the night as the next song was a tune with half-English and half-German lyrics. Afterward, it was a Japanese number that perplexed much of the audience, but the smooth beats of the 11-piece band were more than enough to keep listeners in high spirits.
Just when the band settled into Latin grooves, Lauderdale invited the audience onto the stage to dance to "The Flying Squirrel." Hundreds walked up to the stage and the surrounding spaces to sway while members of the band took turns belting solo pieces.
After a short intermission, Pink Martini returned to the smooth Latin grooves, and Large again dazzled with her command of Spanish lyrics. Lauderdale then took the microphone to tell a story about a tomato and its transformation into ketchup. The song is actually one of the band's most popular hits, "Hang On Little Tomato."
The humor didn't end there. Two songs later, Lauderdale said the next piece was a Japanese song, and "even though the lyrics are devastating, the beat is happy and skippy."
Before the third to last song, Lauderdale invited the audience again to take to the stage and dance to Pink Martini's Latin grooves. The lyrics were mostly in Spanish, so a majority of the crowd most likely didn't know what was being said.
It didn't matter. The riffs were more than enough to earn the band praise.
Where • Red Butte Garden
When • Tuesday, July 9