I saw Animal Collective in Prospect Park a week ago and it was fantastic. The crowd dug a bunch of the new songs and the four or five old songs all killed. Maybe it was because Black Dice opened and AnimCollec looked great in comparison, maybe being in Brooklyn made it better1, but it was a lot of fun and if you are expecting the new stuff you can bear it. We Tigers->Summertime Clothes is one of the best 1-2 punches I have ever experienced.2
Also there were no babies, which was nice.
1.4 Animal Collective in Prospect Park was stop two in a four-stop, two-week New York experience I'm currently taking in. The other parts were a Yankees game5; a sort of free-roam day which involved MoMA, running through Central Park to meet people, and an MP3 experiment; and, tomorrow, VIP Colbert Report tickets. Living anywhere else makes me really appreciate what I have when I do live here. 2. Halfway through We Tigers I realized I was dancing like Tiger Lily from Peter Pan and got self-conscious, but that dissipated after Summertime Clothes started and I jumped up and down6 until the beat dropped out. 3. Fuck you. 4. Yeah, I am currently reading Infinite Jest. 5. I saw Derek Jeter hit 2,998. 6. Is that pogoing? Did I pogo to AnimaCollecti?7 7. According to Lump, yes I did.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2011 19:37:37 GMT -8 by newjersey
Post by know ID yuh on Jul 19, 2011 21:46:23 GMT -8
Thanks for the in depth reply Lump. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I felt the same thing about the crowd at their Coachella show, the bros around me didn't hear their favorites from MPP, therefore it sucked. I heard more than one near me apologizing to their friends for how terrible the show was, but it was one of my favorite live experiences in a long time. To think, Animal Collective is now the band all the indie kids hate because they are too weird? Hilarious. I agree with what was said earlier by Drew, MPP gave them a new audience, but that is not the band they are, at all.
I got as close as I could at Coachella, but they played between Mumford and Sons and the Arcade Fire, so I'm not sure how I could have beat too many radio freaks to the front. However, from where I was, I also saw Panda drumming the entire show (and singing), but I thought for sure he played the keys with his off hand a couple times? Did you not see that (I know you had a better view)?
Agreed, Geologist is the backbone of their "new" sound, popular even, and Deacon added a very AC/DC old skool feel to their performance, but I still dig the hell out of everything Avey does. I'm guessing their cheezy second grade art school trippy visuals were still being displayed on each side of the stage, like they were at Coachella?