Last night I attended one of the most bizarre concerts I’ve ever seen. My pal N had invited me to attend Phoenix’s Live from the Artist’s Den taping at Anderson High School. Neither of us are huge fans, but it was free and she had made it on to the list. We got an email yesterday saying it was going to be in the gym.
So I watched Phoenix play a high school gym, surrounded by teenagers. The lead singer engaged the crowd throughout, and at the second to last song (“Lisztomania”), kids rushed the stage and surrounded the band. One of the guitar player’s glasses got fogged up because it was so crowded and warm onstage.
N and I had a spot in the side bleachers so we stood or sat when we wanted and we could still see most of the action. We felt squeamish when the kids thrust on the stage, but nothing horrible happened.
I kinda doubt those last two songs will be in the show, however. I don’t know how well the cameras could find the bandmembers.
Anyway, that was a fun night. Plus they played one of my favorites, “Consolation Prizes”!
My wonderful friend A got us on the guest list for Metric at Stubbs tonight. I think we may even be able to watch from the VIP area! So I should be able to actually see them!
I didn’t mind so much not being able to see Band of Horses very well last Wednesday, since the sound was great and I’ve seen them live two times before from great seats. But this is my first time to see Metric, even though I’ve been a fan for about 5 years now.
It’s strange that this is my second concert in a week’s time. There are usually months between concerts I attend.
She opened for A Fine Frenzy/Joshua Radin last night and I love her sound. My pal and I left before Joshua Radin came on — we felt that with Madi Diaz plus A Fine Frenzy, we already got our money’s worth.
Plus, it was already 10 o’clock, and A Fine Frenzy’s show was such an emotional rollercoaster (in the best way possible) that we were both exhausted. Also, neither of us is crazy about Radin’s drowsy tunes.