Time is defined as “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole,” and this past Saturday evening was quite the time to put it literally. Dopapod returned, and what a damn good time it was!
“As long as time keeps ticking on, you’ll end up right where you belong. Only you can slow it down. Only you can turn it all around.” – “Please Haalp” (MEGAGEM)
Eli, Rob, Chuck and Neal took stage at the prestigious Capitol Theater and came prepared to take us all for a ride. They brought with them an incredible new energy after spending some time away (almost a year and a half), and us fans had waited a long time for this moment.
Based on the show I saw that night, I have no doubt that the band was just as jazzed as we were on what went down.
“Time is a word that we use all of the time. Time is all we have, so let’s have a good time.” – “Numbers Need Humans” (EMIT TIME)
Throughout the night, they touched in on most all of their albums, bringing on all of the fan favorites (including “Mucho” which is mine).
I only can imagine how they were all feeling, because the look on their faces was just pure bliss – ear to ear smiles the ENTIRE night — and Luke Stratton on lights made them look fantastic up there to boot.
The energy coming from the stage and out into that room, along with the fun setbreak viewing of Shrek 2, really conspired to create a magical experience.
Those who were there will talk about this for many many days to come.
For those that didn’t know, during the last year or so Luke has been lighting up the stage for Smashing Pumpkins world tour. A highlight of the evening was when the guys surprised him by busting out with “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” during the second set. The room lit up literally and figuratively.
And really, I would like to believe that Dopapod is back.
And the world IS a vampire. 🧛🏻♂️
“….but will it withstand the test of time?” – “Test of Time” (EMIT TIME)
I have absolutely no doubt Dopapod will withstand the test of time – after all, they have come this far! And as if they thought that that we didn’t notice that they were just added to Disc Jam in just a few short weeks from now. Good Lord! Bring it!
Set I: Vol. 3 #86, Nuggy Jawson, Mucho, French Bowling, Braindead, My Elephant Vs. Your Elephant, Trapper Keeper
Set II: Numbers Need Humans, FABA, Onionhead, Bullet with Butterfly Wings*, Super Bowl, Roid Rage, Please Haalp, Cloud World, Never Odd Or Even, Bubble Brain
Encore: Freight Train Filled With Dynamite