If there was even one slight disappointment in last night's LCD Soundsystem/Arcade Fire show at Red Rocks, it was that the young woman in front of me continually held her camera above her head, so it's in almost every shot except for the last few that I was able to take after her battery died.
But the music was amazing. This may have been the best live show I've ever seen or heard. Having caught Modest Mouse at Red Rocks earlier in the summer (a show that does sticks with me) I can say that the sound quality was much better last night, for both bands, and I doubt The Arcade Fire could have chosen a better opening act than LCD Soundsystem, which sounded so much more lively than I thought possible. The weather was perfect, the sound was good, and, well, it's hard to be unimpressive when you've got 12-13 people on a stage, switching instruments, using strange things like hurdy-gurdys, accordia, and toy pianos. Damnation, if they come to a neighborhood near you, do go. If you like music even the slightest little bit, go go go go go go go!
This one will stick with you.
Posted by Jake Adam York at September 18, 2007 7:11 PM
The best live show you've ever seen? And here I've been thinking that there are NO SURPRISES left in this world...
Posted by: Sarah Skeen at September 18, 2007 7:28 PM
man! i had wanted to go, but my ticket buyer didn't get on the ball. i glad to here it was a blast, but now i'm totally bummed we didn't make.
Posted by: crystal at September 18, 2007 8:52 PM
I missed them in KC. I had to choose, and I chose The Flaming Lips. Also a memorable show.
Posted by: John Gallaher at September 23, 2007 7:28 AM
Jerry and I just saw Bjork at the Fox in Atlanta and we had the same experience with cell phones and cameras. Strange. Maybe a generation gap. How can they enjoy the show? Also, I just bought Arcade Fire's FUNERAL. How the heck did I miss this when it came out?
Posted by: Lara K-W at October 4, 2007 8:47 AM
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