On Friday evening I surprised my GF with Arcade Fire and LCD tickets. They were at the Shoreline Amp. I was a bit worried from the get go because Emma could not reschedule her last client which made us a bit late, also it looked like rain and Shoreline is an outdoor venue. We ended up leaving the city a little after the show started and drove down in a lightning storm. Rad.
We got there at the end of LCD's set, quickly grabbed a couple of beers and hit our seats. The seats were still filling in but those that were there were on their feet and dancing. His voice, the music, oh man, it was 1000 times better live than on their cd. We danced and hugged and kissed and danced more. Emma was in love with the disco ball, and i with her.
After LCD finished their set we hurried out to get more beer and maybe get something to eat.
When we went back to our seats the arena was packed. Absolutely everyone on their feet. Absolutely everyone singing. Absolutely everyone dancing. I have never, ever been to a show that made me want to act irrationally, but GDit, I wanted to sob. Their music was right on. As the sfist said, it was like being at church when going to church still worked. It was a really, really moving performance. I almost felt like I was watching my friends show or something. It was also like watching an elementary school play that went terribly/fantastically wrong (think Parenthood with Steve Martin) except instead of it being awful it sounded like the best band you've ever heard.
Anyway, post drinks at the Hemlock with Tory and Jose, then home to bed....perfect night.