List the things you might expect to see in the front row at a show by The Fray, and a fistfight would probably be one of the last things you'd come up with -- lower, even, than a "Presented by KXT..." banner.
But there it was last night, two songs into the band's set at the Bud Light Hotel's kickoff party -- two guys and a girl having it out just 20 feet from Isaac Slade's heartfelt soft-rockin' at the piano. As the night's emcee said between sets by Lifehouse and The Fray, though, "This isn't a concert! It's a Bud Light party!" So interpret that as you will.
Altogether, the party in a big tent outside Aloft was a mellow affair, full of well-behaved Uptown types in peacoats and fedoras, with a few football jerseys scattered among the crowd.
Check out our slideshow from the night for more of that scene, including this guy lifting up his "I Am Second" T-shirt to show off his belly button sunburst tattoo, plenty of mugging for the roving video cameras out to document the wild time, and long waits for a cab in the suddenly snowy street by the time the night wrapped.