Monday, August 13, 2007

Arcade Fire in my backyard.

First things first:
There are a couple funny/interesting things about this show. First, well, I did not believe my eyes when this notice popped up in my e-mail this morning. Unbeknownst to the band, with this news, they have made my Monday the best one I've had in months. I never ever ever never thought they'd consider Utah cool enough to play a concert here. Not in a-million lifetimes. This is why I traveled to Vegas to see them do their thing, what, two years ago now? My friend Jamie and I positioned ourselves on the front lines and were on the second row in a GA standing-room only field, rocking out while trying not to get squashed. It was glorious pandemonium, all broken cymbals and falling down musicians and screaming and singing. It was a big mess and, well, I wouldn't have missed it for the world.


Funny thing No. 2, then, is the fun fact Arcade Fire will be playing one of the most un-cool places IN Utah, even Thanksgiving Point. I work a stone's throw from the place. I have for more than two years. I try to eat at their deli and have to try not to trip over the strollers on my way to the cash register. It's Family Central. Chances are more than just good that nobody within Lehi has even heard of Arcade Fire OR LCD Soundsystem. I'm going to pretty much guarantee that one. I'll put money on it.

Best case scenario? I get off work late, get to the show early, rock hard and long from the front lines, express my fan-boy enthusiasm to the band, get to hang out with them until the wee morning hours, then stumble over to my place of business, beating my boss in to work. It's my way of saying, yes, I can still rock 'n roll, but I'm a responsible sort, too.

If you're wise, you will pre-order your tix before they go on sale this Friday. Do it by visiting HERE. It's what I'm doing. Follow my lead. No, really. I won't lead you astray.

P.S. Whoever wants to come with or meet up there, I'm down. A group is forming. The world has no need for exclusions.

Wake Up - Arcade Fire (live, w/David Bowie)
North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem

9 comments:

ewesa said...

so begins the sad plight of the basically unemployed- missed concerts! that's a great song though, completely moving.

The McGuffin said...

Sure wish they would stop here. Looking at the dates, it's Seattle...then SLC...then KC. Great song, U2 used it to perfection as an intro on all their Vertigo tour dates.

Cindy said...

36 bones, eh? Hopefully my job actually pays me. I love seeing concerts at that amphitheater. It's so pretty.

Alisa said...

I'm SO going to that!!!

Dainon said...

I'm happy when others want to go to the concerts I'm gonna go to. Trust me, you will not be disappointed on this one.

tim & brandi said...

I remember giving you the concert report for when we saw them at Coachella and correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you ho hummed on me. That sounds dirty. Anyway, it's nice to hear that you've been converted. They put on an absolutely amazing show. Sasquatch this year weren't ideal conditions but still fantastic. Of course they're not coming to Vegas so I'm distracting myself here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7273765
If you haven't been enlightened, have a listen.

t.

ewesa said...

Hey Tim and Brandi thanks for posting that! I'm enjoying a concert in my livingroom, it's great! the mosh pit is ker-azy.

Dainon said...

People helping people are the most wonderful people there are.

And Tim? It just took one concert to convert me. It may have even taken just one song. One about the power going out. It was all over after that. I apologize for not following your lead, but I'm making for it. Thassa true story.

tim & brandi said...

I'm always happy to help when it comes to music sharing. I know what you mean about that first song. If we hadn't been in a giant people sandwich, I probably would have fallen over. I've been awake ever since. Dainon, I really think that you should make plans on attending the Okkervil River show coming up at Kilby next month and providing and some how transferring the experience to me. No one ever comes to Vegas and it's really starting to beat down our morale...