So last night's show in Bridgeport was the last show of the first leg of the Reflektor tour. There were a few hearty souls in line early before doors.
I took this photo and drove south to Fairfield to meet my pal Buck for pizza and beers at the Colony Grill. I recommend the Hot Oil Pie.
About half the crowd honored the band's request to dress up in costume or formal. We were among them. We bopped around the concourse looking for a VIP bar and then we ran into these guys:
We found the VIP bar on the upper tier - nobody asked for any credentials (nor did we have any) - and watched Dan Deacon warm up the crowd with some silly dance-contests while we drank Maker's Mark out of plastic tumblers.
Arcade Fire did the fake stage trick at the beginning. I'm glad they did because we were able to ditch this horrible drunk chick who was flying solo and looking to chat up anyone who would listen to her story about her bargain basement designer evening gown.
It was a fun show. On the floor, every tune was pretty much a sing-a-long.
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Joan of Arc
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready to Start
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
No Cars Go
It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus) (Rιgine on B-stage)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
('Damian Taylor Remix' intro)
(Win, Owen and Jeremy on B-Stage)
Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups song)
Your Body Is a Wonderland (John Mayer song) (Fake band on B-stage)
Controversy (Prince cover)
Here Comes the Night Time
Supersymmetry was not the number I was hoping for to close the show. Nevertheless, the John Mayer spoof was gold. They had the fake costume band posturing on the B stage while Your Body is a Wonderland played on the PA before Win cut them off mid song with a rant about how it was supposed to be a Hatebreed song.
Here Come's the Night Time was the show stopper and my mind is churning trying to figure out what they'll do on the Polo Fields for this one.
More than worth the price of admission; I'll probably pony up and go see them again this summer in Mansfield. The new songs carried the night.
Lawn tickets for Shoreline now $22 + SC each
12/16: A Winged Victory for the Sullen @ The Independent
12/17: Sleepy Sun @ Brick and Mortar
12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood
GA tix for Forum 1, Forum 2, and Sleep Train!!!
How much were the Forum GA floor?
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
$88. no hard tix, get in with your credit card that you bought with.
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Show on Sunday is being broadcast
I went to the show last Saturday in Kansas City and it was great. They played 'Ocean of Noise', which I had never seen them play before, that was a nice surprise.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
If Win Butler is going to start playing the Rockstar behavior, does that mean we're gonna get the Arcade Fire classic stadium rock LP next? Because I would be super down for that.
But theyre gonna have to play stadiums for that to happen.
I will be at Sleep Train. We should all get a drink together or something.
9/21 - Arsis @ New Royal Dive
10/28 - Tycho @ North Park Theatre
10/30 - The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Soda Bar
11/4 - United Nations @ Los Globos
11/12 - DFA 1979 @ House Of Blues
11/14 - The Presets @ North Park Theatre
11/29 - Cake @ Del Mar
Count me in to get a drink at sleep train. I'll be with EnLuv12 from the boards, too.
Let's get a rough draft list of who will be at the show, partly for fun, partly so we can later refer back if we do end up organizing a pre-show drink or something.
Boardies who will be at Sleep Train:
5. Phantasma Del Mar
Last edited by ameeps; 05-02-2014 at 03:04 PM.
Teaser for the We Exist video.