What a weekend.
To start, Spoon’s performance at the Pageant went above and beyond my expectations (what little expectations I may have had).
Now, I didn’t have few expectations due to skepticism. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The band had been on hiatus for four years, I hadn’t ever heard them live, or heard about their performances, so everything was a surprise, and of course, it was perfection. Yes, they played a variety of songs from their newest album, They Want My Soul, but they definitely included some good oldies such as “The Way We Get By” and “Me and The Bean.” The performance was professional and the acoustics were great, and in addition, there were two encores. What more could a Spoon fan ask for?
Bastille, Capital Cities, Switchfoot, J Roddy Walston and The Business, Ok Go, Royal Blood, Bear Hands, and Meg Myers. Where do I even start?
Meg Myers. She looked so young, younger than me, but had a booming voice. She truly is talented, but honestly, overall I wasn’t too impressed. Her songs all sounded the same and blended together in my mind, but who am I to undermine her music? Perhaps it just isn’t my cup of tea. Although, you know what is? Capital Cities, J Roddy Walston and The Business, and Ok Go.
Capital Cities threw a real party at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Crazy lights and crazy dancing was all that mattered. And J Roddy Walston and The Business? I had to see them for the third time because they’re that good! The talent of the musicians is amazing and inspiring, and there’s no better feeling in the world than being in a crowd full of strangers singing at the top of your lungs.
And last but not least, Ok Go. I didn’t buy tickets to their show in August because it was too hectic with school starting, and I thought seeing them tonight would be enough, but it wasn’t. If you haven’t seen them yet, you should. They’re talented musicians that make you want to move, and they’re humorous too. They also make kids’ dreams come true by inviting them on stage to play with the band. I mean seriously, how often does anyone get a chance like that? I guess it just emphasizes that not only are they great musicians, they’re also pretty awesome people as well.
I guess what I’m trying to get at overall is go out and see a show, hear some live music, do something that makes you happy because you deserve it.
Anyways, I’m off to bed, and I hope your weekend was equally as fantastic.
P.S. What’s your favourite band?