Just got back from the Arcade Fire show opening up the Highline festival. It's so cliched to blog about them being amazing, but the Arcade Fire fucking lit the house on fire. I was lucky enough to see them play at the Judson Memorial Church and despite the significant size increase I thought tonight's show was even better.
Simply put, the awesomeness of the Arcade Fire requires a large venue. Most NY concerts feature fans that don't dance and pretend to be too cool to enjoy music. Not the case tonight. People all over were dancing along according to the vagaries of Win and Regine.
Albeit I drank quite a bit throughout the night and Bowie never joined them on stage, I think I came/shat/expectorated/convulsed a little bit more with each song. A good friend of mine said that upon listening to the first track of Funeral she felt like her heart was going to explode. I now echo that statement. The Arcade Fire is perhaps the best live band of our time.
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
In the Backseat
My Body Is a Cage
The Well and the Lighthouse
Ocean of Noise
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
(Antichrist Television Blues)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
P.S. Drunk pork head sandwich's are God personified.
P.P.S. Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire, Arcade Fire awesome awesome awesome nanoo nanoo.