Florence + The Machine on Halloween Night In Boston
Some footage I took at the concert:
- Florence and her band dressed like skeletons
- Singing “Happy Birthday” to her keyboardist Isabella
- Getting to hear a brand new song from the next album, “Strangeness and Charm”
- Watching Chrisanne fight people over our NEXT LEVEL fairy wings (not videotaped, but should have been)
This show was awesome, and Alison’s video is great too. I also wrote a blog post about it. Florence is mind-blowingly awesome.
And yes, I really was ready to fight a guy. He started it, but NOBODY MESSES WITH ME.
I saw the Airborne Toxic Event (again!) last night, and they blew the roof off of the Somerville Theatre. Absolutely fantastic. They also brought along the Calder Quartet to play with them, so there were violins and cellos everywhere, and it sounded so beautiful.
Seriously, I think they are one of those rare bands that are even better live than recorded. I am so in love.
(This photo is someone else’s from a previous date on the tour, btdubs. My camera didn’t give me anything pretty enough to post here).
(Source: Flickr / pdksh)
After hundreds of concerts, Green Day is still hands down the best live band I have ever seen. They always blow me away. Everyone needs to see them some day. I don’t care whether you like their music or not. I don’t care if you only go to tiny indie shows. I don’t care if you won’t listen to anything they recorded after Dookie (actually I do, because that makes you a dumbass. But that’s besides the point).
The point is, there is absolutely nothing like being in the pit of a Green Day show. Last night after their THREE HOUR set ended, I looked as if I had just run for miles, I was so drenched with sweat.
Suuuuch a fabulous time. I just remembered why I love music and shows so much. Thanks, AFI and Green Day.
OK SO THE SHOW LAST NIGHT. AMAZING. (For the record, this is not my picture. This is much cooler than anything I took. However, I was much closer than this - FRONT ROW and CENTER in the pit all night).
First, AFI. They are like gods to me. Honestly, I still get butterflies in my stomach before they come onstage, and I’ve seen them like 5 times just this past year. I can’t even begin to put it into words. Davey Havok is still my hero after all these years, especially when he drinks juice boxes on stage and dances with a boa on.
I saw AFI again tonight! I’ve been listening to them for almost a decade now, and I still can’t get over how cool Davey Havok is. I mean, everyone in the band is incredibly awesome and talented and I adore all of them. But I am just so in awe of Davey. I can barely put it into words.
Words cannot describe how much I love The Airborne Toxic Event. They are so fun, so energetic and they always look like they’re having the time of their lives. And I guess they better be, since a year ago, nobody knew who they were, and now they’re playing House of Blues.
I liked their CD but it was their live show that really made me fall in love with them. First time I saw them, they blew me away just by how tight they sounded. Second time, they pulled me onstage to play tamborine with them. And tonight, they invited everyone from the opening bands to come out and sing and dance with them. Mikel stayed out after everyone to shake hands and say thank you to everyone for coming. All this shit happening so fast for them and they still stay humble.
Not to mention they sounded awesome, as usual. Do yourself and check this band out.
This picture is actually from when I saw them at the Paradise in March, but shhh.
Last night was the best Incubus show I’ve been to. Wow. They sounded incredible. Reminded me why they’ve been one of my favorite bands since I started listening to good music back in 8th grade. And they played Aqueous Transmission!!
This picture is not from last night but I couldn’t find much else, and I didn’t take any pictures myself.