SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
Best of Springfield 2006
Entertainment & nightlife
There is some great historical analogy that describes a continuing epic battle between two great powers in which one always wins no matter how the other attempts to overcome. This would most fully explain the rivalry between F5 and Late Arrival in the Best Band category. For the last several years, F5 has come out on top, but every year Late Arrival is right there as a close second. F5 does what no one else in local live music does: consistently pulls large crowds to their shows. Others get good crowds and some get rabid fans, but F5 is the best draw in Springfield and therefore wins the Best Band category year after year. Perhaps it’s the ever-changing song list or the contemporary sound, but whatever the reason, the result is the same. Congratulations to F5.
Runner-up: Late Arrival