|Concerts Concerts Concerts Pt.1
||[Jul. 29th, 2005|11:08 pm]
The title is to be read like "Marcia Marcia Marcia" but with the word concerts instead. |
I went to Lollapalooza in Chicago last weekend and after having been removed from it for a week I will offer my opinions. I only went Saturday because we started wondering the town on Sunday and by 1230 it was already too hot. The high was supposed to be over 100 degrees and in a crowd that would be even hotter.
First thing I see is Perry Farrell on the kids stage singing. We go closer to check it out and he is singing a song about a happy dolphin that swims in the sea and smiles. Thats no joke. You're my hero but you need a new day job.
This band is going to be the next huge thing. Mark my words, next summer it will be the kaiser chiefs selling out Jillians and moving the concert to the Louisville Palace. The lead singers voice was completely gone and even went out during a few songs but they still managed to steal the show. I bought the cd when i got back and its all Im listening too.
I caught like 25 mins of their set and it was decent. Most of it sounded the same and nothing really jumped out at me. They played their hit singles and it was just like hearing the stuff on the radio; they didnt offer anything spectacular in a live show. The highlight was their cover of Wheatus': Teenage Dirtbag. Not that it was an excellent cover but simply because of all the songs in the world this was the one they covered. It reminds me of seeing Wheatus at LRSfest and having the lead singer sign dirty autographs for me and my pals.
I was really looking forward to this set but was torn because I also wanted to see The Bravery. We ended up pretty far up in the crowd and surrounded by some people that were totally drugged out. I guess maybe this band is too cool for me or something because I dont get it. The songs were just stupid and people were totally buying it. He had the crowd screaming about goats going to hell or sheep, I just remember thinking how ridiculous the whole thing was. There was this girl next to us who had to be on esctasy or something and she had this stupid fucking grin on her face the whole time that will seriously haunt me forever. If I was in the position I would find her and tape public service announcements with her dancing to Cake to get kids to not do drugs. In conclusion I will have my Cake and eat it too, not listen to it.
I am actually changing my opinion on this one. Initially I was disappointed because he didnt play Cradle of Love and played too much new stuff. But after thinking about it, its Billy Idol and he can do whatever the fuck he feels like. Lollapalooza is a bunch of bands playing 45min sets, no need for wardrobe changes. Billy Idol said fuck that, Im playing dress up. He seriously had like 6 changes. He would take a shirt off and flex and then put on another shirt then take it off hold a sign up to his chest and put another on.
After Idol I sort of wandered around for awhile looking for hand sanitizer because these mushroom trippin homosexuals started feeling on me and my brother and offering us ecstasy. I take a piss and when I step outside two guys are real close to my brother and he is engaged in awkward conversation with them. I join up to get him away and they start talking about how they are on shrooms and how Perry Farrell is hot and how it is soo weird that we were listening to the dolphin song because they were too and it was like a connection. Then one of them like stroked my arm and I wanted to leave. They asked if we party? We said no and they then offered us X.
Unlike Cake, I finally get it with this band. Since the concert I have read a bunch of reviews and a number of sources said this was one of the greatest Weezer performances of all time. Ill admit that i was expecting Rivers to be insecure and uncomfortable on stage but this guy is a legit rock star. They played an hour 15 mins and kept the crowd into it the whole time.These people knew every word to every song, it reminded me of a Metallica concert in that way. This show turned me into a Weezer fan.
I took this picture of myself and am proud of it.