Since A Loss For Words recently announced that they will be disbanding at the end of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to publish an article I wrote about them for my pop culture writing class last semester. Happy throwback Thursday!
Abington, Massachusetts looks like it belongs in a cliché romantic comedy about high school sweethearts growing up in the middle of suburbia. Even major roads are relatively quiet by the time rush hour ends, and quaint Hollywood-ready pastel-colored houses line the roads that make up the 20-minute drive through town from the Braintree stop on the Red Line. Hidden among these residential streets is a small ballroom-style space called Emerald Hall. The dark green carpeted floors are scattered with tables covered in white tablecloths, and the back wall is home to a full bar. In the center of the carpet, there’s a large hardwood dance floor with plenty of room for large crowds to dance or gather for a ceremony. It’s the kind of place a couple would hold a small wedding reception, or a sports team might hold an end-of-season banquet. Continue reading #TBT: A Loss For Words’ “Remember The Fallen” Benefit Show and Tour Kickoff 3/28/14