'My Fingers Froze Last Night,' Admits Guitarist
Y ahoo! and the Houston Chronicle called it "dreadful." The Washington Post dubbed it "a version that made you want to curl up in the corner and drunk text an ex." But however you choose to describe The Fray's swirling, acoustic take on "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NCAA title game on Monday, few will argue the experiment worked.
"Upon thinking about it, doing the National Anthem is a bit like choosing between Jif and Skippy. You just can't please everyone," guitarist Dave Welsh wrote on the band's Twitter page following the performance.