Battles was pretty great tonight. Mirrored is one of my favorite albums from the last couple years, and they didn't play a single note off it. They didn't play any older stuff either. Those guys are pretty amazing musicians, and I feel like they have ruined all my upcoming shows. "What, you don't play four instruments, lame."
It was even the most sober I've been at a show, and I still zoned into the music several times. I felt sorry for the drummer putting so much effort into the show. The only other time I felt that way for a drummer was STS9.
Post by know ID yuh on May 14, 2011 22:25:19 GMT -8
Pure luck. I used to take one photo at every large show I attended, just for documentation porpoises. I took about ten photos last night, and the one I posted is by far the best (more like one in 400).
I know a thing or two about spacing in photography, so I'm amused that photo ended up being nearly perfectly centered, and nearly perfectly half crowd, half lasers.
And Geno, Ghostland plays every eight months in Portland. They are the epitome of fun live band. I've seen them four or five times, yet have never listened to a note on their albums (same with STS9).
Post by barrelofthepen on May 15, 2011 2:04:49 GMT -8
My university just had their annual music festival last night. Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Eat World, Mike Posner, JFK from MSTRCRFT, Crystal Castles, Beach House and a bunch of others. I really only cared about JEW and JFK. JFK was mindblowing.
I was working the event and now that I've had my hand at organizing a one day festival, I have even more respect for those who organize the larger ones.