It was subdued Greg, not dance around energy-efficient Greg. However, they still played a heck of a show. You just can't deny the "fun" these guys put out. Crowd was mostly over 30-year olds, but went fairly insane once the opening note of Cracked hit.
I got to hear stuff like east side mags, the toilet song, bullying the jukebox, ole, monday morning ant brigade played live, which I might normally not in a long time. can't beat it! Had a ring girl come out with a sign for self titled, blasted through, then took a 5-10 minute break. Ring girl again for hopeless romantic, and blasted through that one. Not much banter between songs. But, Greg pulled up a random girl to sing wish me well (you can go to hell) with him, who turned out had come down for the show(s) from canada. Did a most excellent job. (his quote "sometimes it's better not to play a song, sometimes you do and get surprises like julie from canada". great stuff)
I love the troubadour (and their bartenders).
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here's a pic that isn't as great because it's not close up, but i still thought the lighting was cool.
they did pretty much exactly the same set list as that review you sent me from the org. it was awesome hearing phoenix ignition. kind of surreal to hear a song that was written by kids barely 20 being played by same "kids" who are now in or approaching their mid 30s. a lot of the crowd was also in their 30s, like me, having grown up listening to this band. it was pretty awesome being in a room so packed you were shoulder to shoulder, right up against others, singing along to every word, whoa whoa whoaing and clapping along to parts of songs like "the earth will shake".
check out the guest percussionists from the opening bands at the 3:00 mark. i love how thrice do something special at practically every tour i see them on.
it was cool when dustin handed his guitar off at the end of "to awake and avenge the dead" so that he could float out into the crowd and sing atop them. nice way to end the show.
now that I think back, I think the last time I saw thrice was opening for dashboard confessional at the bren center in irvine. weird show
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Tickets start as low as $40. This is going to be an awesome event!
son of a bitch, the vnv show tomorrow got postponed and i gave my hockey ticket away!