Wednesday, June 08, 2005

On Live

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists played downtown two nights ago. I hear he puts on a great live show and yet I didn't really think twice about going, knowing that it would probably be pretty raucous. But why? I. don't. know. how. to. move. For someone who hasn't even shed her self-consciousness in the church setting, it's only logical that it hasn't happened in this setting either. Those hipsters really get in the way. When is it just you and the music? When is it just you and anything?
It's weird, you go to shows to see bands you've grown to love and idolize, maybe their music has changed your life somehow, and then you are treated to unpolished sounds and you see sweaty people just like you. Do people simply expect live experiences to remind them and offer a raw look of their favorite songs? What constitutes a very good show?

5 comments:

mcoker said...

i have a hard time at shows, too. weezer is probably my favorite band of all time, and i've only been to a few of their shows. i don't know that i'd be down with the whole rocking out, jumping around thing, but nobody does that anyways. everyone just stands there with their arms crossed.

mcoker said...

oh nice, you linked me!!! we're soooooooooooooooo eFriends now!

f. said...

haha! so you noticed. should I un-capitalize your name? did you go to the huge =w= shows, like arena stadium ones? not so intimate, eh? I've never been to any of their shows- don't plan to now. yeah, it can be pretty awkward.

mcoker said...

you are the king of your website. i trust your discretion on font case.

yah I went to one big, outdoor weezer show. that was the most intimate. the rest were in big stadiums.

mcoker said...

er, queen, rather.