Monday, August 06, 2007

You Can't Say "Music" Without Saying "Muse"

On Wednesday, August 1st, Rockwell, Kat and I went to see Muse in concert at Arrow Hall (International Centre) in Mississauga. Words in my vocabulary can't describe how mind-blowingly awesome this night was. This was the first event I've ever been to that would be considered an official rock concert, but apparently other bands' live shows simply pale in comparison. They played most of our favourite songs, as well as upping appreciation for certain others. One outstanding feature was the heat. I likened it to being in an oven - albeit a very wet and crowded one - and we all left the hall that night soaking wet and totally exhausted. One of the best surprises was running into our friend from school, Stefan Herda, and some of his chums with whom we went back to Union Station.

Here's the official setlist for the show, as well as some media:

Knights of Cydonia
Map of the Problematique
Supermassive Black Hole
Butterflies and Hurricanes
Apocalypse Please (short)
Feeling Good
Man of Mystery
Time Is Running Out
Soldier's Poem
Plug In Baby
Take a Bow
Stockholm Syndrome

kudos to

RAWK ON!!!!!!!!11
don't we look delightfully sinister?

In the Waiting Line

Photos courtesy of Pete, who declined to take out his camera more than a couple times for fear of losing it.

Some video clips
courtesy of other dudes and ladies

This is some footage somebody took of the opening number, and needless to say, the video and audio quality are likely to give you a headache. All the jumping people make just about everyone's camera work look like a Paul Greengrass film, but I think this one does a pretty good job of capturing the madness that ensues when the crowd gets excited. This is also pretty close to where we were standing - just a little further back. The back of my head is probably in this clip someplace.

A brief clip recorded during "Starlight", (a big audience favourite) showing the mass of people clapping simultaneously.

If anyone's interested, there's a lot more where these came from on YouTube - search "muse august 1".

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At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Kat said...

We be awesome, yo.

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