The Maccabees were so damn good last night at the Indy! Played a solid 75 minute set that was very professional and dynamic. The new stuff sounded even better than I had hoped. So glad they broke away from the Flo tour to do a headline set in my neighborhood venue last night!
As already mentioned Peter Gabriel was astounding last night! I have not been that blown away by an artist that I wasn't already super familiar with since Massive Attack in '10 at the Wiltern. Last night it exactly why I love live music. There are few moments I can remember the exact day and moment where I became a huge fan. On 5/23/00 I saw an epic Smashing Pumpkins show the day they announced their break-up and I became a die-hard fan that day. For Tool it was my first time seeing them at Verizon Irvine 11/1/01. And for Peter Gabriel it was last night. I was somewhat familiar with his catalog before last night but after that show I am about to become much more adventurous with his discography! The sound at the Bowl was just impeccable. I was in section in P1 and usually when I'm that far back the sound dwindles a bit...but not last night. The sound was flawless and perfectly loud where I was sitting. Highlights for me were "No Self Control", "In Your Eyes" and my favorite moment of the night "Biko" which was a total spiritual ending to a phenomenal show. So glad I made the decision to go last night....a concert experience that will not be forgotten anytime soon!
The sound was impeccable.
The only time I've seen Peter Gabriel was with Genesis. He looked like this...
With his hair cut in the middle part..
He dressed up in costumes. I remember a fly costume, but perhaps it was a bat. I found a bat photo...
Excited to see Mono tomorrow, never seen them before.
really thinking about going to Flo + The Machine & The Weeknd tomorrow night since I missed em here for the Black Keys...
Ah man, so stoked for New Order tonight!
For Florence tonight at the bowl it is OK to bring in alcohol or NOT ok?
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE BOWL FOR THESE EVENTS
Alcohol and/or controlled substances.
Glass (including drinking glasses), metal, or aluminum cans, regardless of contents.
Cameras, audio and video recording equipment, laser pointers, umbrellas and chairs.
YOU MAY BRING INTO THE BOWL
Blankets and seat cushions.
Factory sealed non-alcoholic plastic bottles, one liter or less in size.
Picnic baskets and coolers no larger than 15" wide by 22" long by 15" high, and re-usable plastic containers (such as Tupperware™ or sipper bottles) holding food or nonalcoholic beverages.
Bottom line- you're not allowed to bring in alcohol from the outside at leased events (that I have ever attended, anyway).
Tip- because lease events don't allow booze in from the outside, the crowd at the gate gets pretty backed up as people's bags are searched and beverages removed. To get around the crowd, just to the left of the Will Call windows, there is an elevator for handicap access. This is open to everyone. The line is typically very short. They'll scan your ticket at the elevator entrance and you'll take two short rides up to the Garden level of the Bowl without any wait or hassle (or one initial elevator and then stairs for the second part).
thanks for the info guys, but it is seeming now like i may not be able to go last minute. So would anyone be interested in my tickets ? They are side by side in section J2, row 4. I paid $65 each pm me if interested.
Regarding Peter Gabriel last night: He sounded great. The band sounded great... there was one part during Red Rain where the bass guitar felt a little too low in the mix, but that seemed to get resolved later on... or it could have just been my seats (I was in a terrace box)...
That said... I hated the stage setup... I think it came together and looked really good every once in a while... but about 85% of the time just made the stage look too cluttered with technical crew...
No problem with that issue in the cheap seats.
I loved the human element (technical crew) moving around the lights and being involved. It gave the whole thing a very natural feel, as opposed to slick and over produced. He did that on his last tour, as well. The crew is not only acknowledged for their contributions, they are literally part of the show.
Really excited for the upcoming shows this week!!
Monday: Florence and The Machine w/ The Weeknd and The Macabees
Wednesday: Grizzly Bear
From a friend's FB:
Just saw Earth Wind & Fire, Antonio Villaraigosa, Jennifer Hudson, Julian Castro, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, George Clooney, Stevie Wonder, and then Barack Obama all on stage at the Nokia Theatre!
I thought New Order were great tonight! Really fun show, and I was surprised that they're doing Joy Division songs - I thought they had made a point in the past of staying away from them. Was nice that the whole crowd stood the whole time (and the place was sold out), although of course everyone was lifeless. And I just don't understand why people will film a song from the back of section B when they can clearly see 400 other cell phone cameras filming it at the same time.
Oh and thanks for the parking tips - helped a lot!
Man, the PG buzz is still happening for me. What a show! I've got Neil Young next. Gonna be interesting to see what he brings to the Bowl- my first time seeing him!