Ok, so I’m still trying to out what the hell just happened. Was this a concert or some sort of alien takeover??? Walking into the venue for my first show ever, the stage looked like it was taken over by some futuristic, outer space looking get-up big silver orbs all over the stage that had thousands of feet worth of rope draped all over the place (it looked like tentacles of sorts). I really had no idea what to expect, and I’m certainly glad I didn’t because this was quite an experience. I’ve seen a ton of shows, but never have I ever experienced anything quite like this before. The show itself was certainly more of a “production” than a regular ol’ concert (very theatrical and choreographed to a certain extent) and the obviously love frontman ; he certainly has an intoxicating effect on the crowd based on the look on everyone’s faces. And this was a solid performance and a hell of a show front to back, but I still need to admit that I’m still a little weirded out from the show.

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This is the part of the job that I like, experiencing new and seeing how happy it makes others, even if it leaves you feeling weird. I for one had a good time, and I would certainly do it all over again that I have a better idea of what to expect. These guys certainly lay down a unique foundation musically and feed off of each other’s energy as well as have a really good time on stage. Here’s the they played that night:

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Look…The Sun Is Rising
The Terror
The W.A.N.D.
Self-Esteem Broadcast
Silver Trembling Hands
Try to Explain
Race for the Prize
Butterfly, How Long It Takes to Die
All We Have Is
Gates of Steel ( )
Turning Violent
A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

Encore:
Do You Realize??
Always There, In Our Hearts


Based in Denver, CO, Craig has been contributing to Live Music Blog for a few years now. He's made a strong start out of the gates and his enthusiasm always makes for a fun read. A veteran of almost 200 Grateful Dead shows and hundreds of other various concerts, Craig decided to combine his love for live music with photography to be part of the action.