couldn’t put it any better. feel bad 4 u for the first hour or so of your night. then i’m really jealous of you. like, really fucking jealous. where are you seeing them?
Just got back; saw them in the cavernous soul-sucking space that is the Manchester Evening News Arena. Not the most Arcade Fire-y space - especially given that tomorrow night they’re playing Edinburgh Castle (in, er, Edinburgh). Noah & The Whale were as dire as expected, although to be fair that isn’t anything to do with their music and more to do with the fact every single member has an extremely punchable face. But, y’know, some people enjoy them - me and my friend got told to quiet down by someone who wanted to hear that goddamn “Fun, Fun, Fun” song rather than our hilarious commentary.
I’ve seen Arcade Fire five times now and they’ve never be less than a 9/10 (if such a scale really means anything). Tonight was a 10/10, hands down. Even some weird choices (“Wake Up” played half way through rather than as epic, sing along closer) and an incredibly similar set-list to the times I saw them last year don’t bother me. I just enjoyed it. And there is something to be said about a reaction as simple as that, especially given I’m naturally analytical and a little bit negative. And I didn’t enjoy it in some dumb, summer blockbuster/reality TV way - there’s something passionate and incredibly positive about Arcade Fire’s live shows (something I’ll admit their recordings can lack). This sounds like the type of stupid comment like fucking Pink Floyd or bloody Coldplay fans say but if you don’t love Arcade Fire anywhere nearly as much as I do, I pity you.
Ugh, this was supposed to be just a reply and ended up as my “OMG I <3 ARCADE FIRE” post. Anyhow, its transfer deadline day so I’m going to finish my drink and check in on Arsenel’s inevitably futile attempts to improve their side. Bye bye.