Sunday, September 23, 2007

Arcade Fire in UTAH in two days.

Last I checked, the show isn't quite sold out. This is both a blessing to those who have yet to snag tix and a travesty to the band. Arcade Fire puts so much into their music and their live performances that I would consider it a slap in the face if they weren't able to play to the maximum amount of Utah folks possible. I mean, they had to add a second date in Phoenix after the first sold out in MINUTES.

I traveled to Vegas to see this band a couple years back. I cheered like a crazy person on the second row in GA and witnessed something truly glorious. I saw instruments destroyed while they sweat for us. I saw an energy I rarely witnessed on the stage. I saw a tambourine played harder than anybody's ever played one before. I experienced their joy and was filled in return. The fact they're coming to the very area I work is amazing to me (not to mention some kind of cosmic sign). I think I'll have to kick off early and secure a spot on the front lines.

This weekend, I e-mailed the band via some fan site and urged them to play a couple songs at the radio station I volunteer for. They might still respond. They've got a couple days. You never know, right?

If I was able to send an e-mail to the entire state of Utah, urging them to come and see this band, I would. I just want everyone to know how great this is and will be. Arcade Fire is what music is and should be about, end of story.

To get tix, please go HERE...


8 comments:

sugarcube said...

I don't know, man.

Sherpa said...

This is where you and I diverge. I hear they are great live and I've had a couple of opportunities to see them live but their new album did nothing for me and Funeral grates after a while. I'm really not much of an Arcade Fire fan.

Dainon. said...

I diverge happily.

You need to see'em live before you make your call. That's the test for most bands, I think, but most especially for this bunch.

kyality said...

Listen to what this man is saying. Seeing the Arcade Fires live is a life changer—worth every penny, but please don't go if you're not gonna git up and dance.

Sherpa said...

I'll eventually see them live, I think I can get past my issues with this band when I see them live for an evening. Although right now, when I think about listening to them, I choose the New Pornographers instead.

Dainon. said...

New Porn played here last night, but I opted out (seen enough of 'em, methinks, both with and without Neko Case). I did really wanna see Lavender Diamond open, though. In a major, major way.

tim & brandi said...

I'm a huge Arcade Fire pusher. As soon as I heard Funeral, I was won. I then saw them on Letterman beating the crap out of each other with their instruments, while still managing to sound amazing, and needed to see them live. I was thrilled when their name popped up on the Coachella 2005 list. They truely rocked the Casbah. Neon Bible took a few extra listens for me to fully embrace, but it's definitely above decent. My favorite thing about Arcade Fire is that during both festivals I've attended where they performed, I've seen them checking out other bands, in the CROWD. http://babygirlricks.blogspot.com/2007/06/win-win-situation.html Any band that loves music that much has my respect and support. Have fun at the show, we wish we could be there with you.

t.

Moonbird said...

My brother came home swooning after their show this week.