lollapalooza, bryan--that's his hand--loves you!
instead of slamming any musicians--well, i might do that, but just lady gaga--i figured i would share songs from the shows that i liked best.
but first: lady gaga is a nut job. i opted to see her instead of the strokes (regret 1) but only because i will see the strokes at acl, and figured i would never ever pay to see her live again. i'll admit it, she was entertaining. she talks too damned much, though. and frankly, i don't particularly like her voice. and when she screams it's scary. the set and costumes were wild and fun to take in, but after awhile i felt like i was at a musical and let's be honest, i hate musicals. and now, on to what i don't hate...
(for my gypsy loving friend, jacqui.) gogol bordello and his gypsy punk band are awesome! he got us dancing even in the direct heat of midday. gogol brings the party and i thought it was cool how many countries are represented in his band. check his energy here:
one of my favorite shows was the fuck buttons. really?!, just two guys?
"flight of the feathered serpent"
the walkmen were the first band we saw during our lolla weekend, and they were a nice transition in.
what i remember about cut copy is a colorful flashing light backdrop and a lot of bouncing.
"lights and music"
and, now, for the show i was most excited to see: the arcade fire. they did not disappoint! in fact, they impressed. i even noticed that a certain someone, who thinks their most impressive record was funeral, was beside himself with rocking. it's hard to describe how incredible they are live.
it's true, funeral is fantastic. "rebellion (lies)"
i had so much fun at lollapalooza, that my best friend broke her foot! some other noteworthies to see if they come your way: the black keys, the national, yeasayer, the dodos (we missed them, but we did hang out with them), devo (for real! oldies but goodies), raphael saadiq, and edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros (but only if you haven't seen them before, every show is the same). other regrets: hot chip (conflicted with the black keys) and empire of the sun.