CONCERT RECAP: Lotus, Ghostland Observatory, Mimosa and Sonic Spank @ FDR Park, Philly 9/15/12
To follow, Mimosa picked things up a bit, throwing down an intense hour of hip-hop-infused electronic dance music. After Mimosa, Ghostland Observatory took the stage just as night was falling, a perfect setting for their trademark laser-filled visual display. The beams lit up the entire park, an always-appropriate accompaniment to their electro, rock and funk dance tunes that played well to a massive crowd.
Just as 9 pm hit the beloved Lotus took to the stage with their new lighting rig (only utilized one other time at Red Rocks). Getting right down to things with “Jump Off” – a classy, jam-enthused jazzy dance track. Lotus then debuted their new (now reworked) song “Neon Tubes” and absolutely brought down the house! For only the second time “Cannon in the Heavens” (a lick off their new hip-hop influenced album) appeared. The LP version features MC like Lyrics Born throwing down some killer rhymes. The last half of the show was pure old school Lotus and the crowd lapped it up. Another track, a fan favorite – “Umbilical Moonrise” echoed the streets of Philadelphia leaving attendees mesmerized and in utter shock.
Overall it was a fantastic day in the park with some excellent musicians. What more could you ask for on a Saturday?
Also, be sure to check out Ross’ interview with Lotus’ Luke Miller!
About the author
Grew up in Chicago around live music going to Lollapolooza for six years in a row. Born in New York and now living in New York after finishing off school at FDU in Madison, NJ studying cinematography and directing along with enjoying and shooting live music. Loves bands like Lotus and STS9 and all things music festival.
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