Black Mountain was pretty unspectacular last night. Maybe I had high expectations because of the last time I saw them but they did not seem like they wanted to be there at all. The crowd was boring and I was the only one dancing. I think they played a lot of new songs because no one seemed to know any of them. They only played for an hour and fifteen minutes and ended at 12:30. I have been to shows on weekdays that go untill 2 at that venue. I got the vibe that they just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. They did sound incredible though, but the energy just wasn't there for me or anyone else in the room.
Damn, wish I coulda went with you. Of course we would've gotten that party started. Next time...
I went to my first casino show last Saturday. ZZ Top at Northern Quest by Spokane. I saw these guys once before at the Adams Center in Missoula about a decade ago. They had the biggest PA I ever saw in that place. Huge Marshall stacks. At this show they had a more modern scaled down sound system that sounded very good, and was still very loud. These guys still rock the fuck out. Good old blues rock. Now the negative. The show lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes. No opener. It went from 7:00 to 8:15. Pretty shitty since we traveled for the show, and spent a lot of money for a room. My girl wants to see Alice Cooper there in November. I hope next time the show doesn't turn out the same way.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2012 17:47:27 GMT -8 by Cysquatch
Post by Horned Gramma on Aug 28, 2012 17:50:47 GMT -8
The only way the boys in ZZ Top can stay on their feet is to cleverly hide an elaborate wire/mesh chin stand in their beards. Those things have GOT to get uncomfortable; you probably would want to get off the stage after 75 minutes, too.
ISAM was pretty badass. I was up front. I think it would have been better to stand back and get a good view. I wanted my girlfriend to be able to see though. ISAM was pretty cool, but I really enjoyed the second part of his set too. He threw down some awesome drum and bass tracks. The bass up front was pretty fucking deep at times. My first time at the Roseland. It is much smaller than I expected. I barely arrived at 9 for the opener. The chatter during the opener was crazy loud. I think I spotted HG and Stormy by the merch stand, but I am not sure.
Despite being one of the biggest shit-shows of a festival that I've ever been to, I saw a few really excellent performances at Bumbershoot yesterday. My girl was in town with her daughter for the weekend and this was her first ever concert/festival experience, so we pretty much let her navigate our day.
M83 - This was my fourth time seeing them and they put on their best set I've ever seen. I wasn't very thrilled about seeing them again but they absolutely blew me away. Great sound and amazing light show.
Omar Souleyman - Randomly caught him while waiting in line for a beer wristband and ended up staying for his entire set. This dude is a 40 something year old Syrian man who wears full middle-eastern attire while chanting and screaming over insane Arabic influenced dance beats. It was one of the weirdest and intriguing performances I've ever seen.
Two Fresh - So the mainstage at Bumbershoot is inside the old NBA arena, and the process to get inside for headliners is one of the most poorly organized and frustrating things you will ever experience as a festival attendee. In order to even have a chance to get in for Skrillex's set at 9:30, you had to get in line starting at 6, and then sit through Two Fresh's set from 8:15-9:15. As a result, I had to miss Hey Marseilles' set at 8, which really bummed me out, but like I said this festival was really for my girlfriend's daughter so it was a small price to pay. Anyway, Two Fresh ended up blowing my fucking mind last night. They're comprised of two dudes who look and dress like Tyler the Creator, but just play tons of dirty ass instrumental hip-hop and heavy bass dance music. They were so fucking fun and got the entire arena going nuts.
Skrillex - What is there to say really? That kid is on top of the fucking world. I felt like I was at Trans-Siberian Orchestra show or something. He had giant LED screens, lights, lasers, and mother fucking fireballs. The sound was ridiculously great and he put on a hell of a show. Fuck the haters. There were at least 15,000 people going absolutely bonkers and not a single person was having a bad time.
Passion Pit - The assholes running the venue Skrillex played in stopped letting people back into their seats about 20 minutes into his set, so half way through when I had to take a piss I had the option to hold it or leave the venue. An hour of Skrillex was enough for me, so after using the restroom I ran out and caught the last song of Passion Pit. Really wish I could have seen the entire set, because they sounded really fucking good. I'm quite certain they'll be around a lot in the next year though so I'm not too bummed about it.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Sept 4, 2012 8:31:37 GMT -8
I sobbed throughout that entire Passion Pit show but I'm pretty sure that had nothing to do with the performance. Had a lot going on in my head so it's hard to gage the performance... It definitely felt better than both Sasquatch shows but still not amazing- maybe I was just too bummed out tho. Anyone else see this show and have a fair review?