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|Lollapalooza Day 1 Review|
After waking up at 6 am Eastern time to take a 6+ hour Megabus trip from Detroit, then taking a cab to a friend's house in Wrigleyville and the Red Line down to Grant Park, I finally arrived at Lollapalooza yesterday at 3:30 Central. I only saw three bands last night, but all of them rocked.
I'm a fan of Alison Mosshart's work in the Dead Weather, so I figured the Kills would be a good band to start the weekend with. They certainly continued to prove that if your band contains two people (although there's a drum machine in this case) and makes a lot of noise, I will enjoy it (see the White Stripes, the Black Keys and DFA1979). I couldn't see a damn thing, but from what got shown on the screens, Mosshart is one hell of a frontwoman.
|2||A Perfect Circle|
While I was sad they didn't play Judith, APC killed it despite being relatively out of place. They made an odd choice by opening with their cover of Imagine, considering the rest of their set was much heavier, but it was solid nonetheless. Also Maynard is the worst dancer in the world.
Holy fuck. Muse was absolutely insane. While their studio output has declined, they are still amazing live performers. Matt Bellamy knows how to wow a crowd, they had a spectacular light show, and the fireworks going off during Hysteria were wonderful. They also love to jam on famous riffs in between songs (Back in Black bridge riff, House of the Rising Sun, Heartbreaker, etc.), and they balance their heavier material well with the poppier stuff. Also they played Plug In Baby for probably the last time in a long time, because OoS is being retired live.
|Setlists! (highlights starred)|
Future Starts Slow
Heart is a Beating Drum
The Last Goodbye
Pots and Pans
-A Perfect Circle-
I'm not too familiar with APC and there's nothing on setlist.fm, but I know they did these songs:
Counting Bodies Like Sheep*
People Are People
When the Levee Breaks
Supermassive Black Hole
Map of the Problematique
Butterflies & Hurricanes
United States of Eurasia
Time is Running Out*
Plug in Baby*
Knights of Cydonia*
A Perfect Circle - The Outsider
Muse - Knights of Cydonia
The Kills - a few songs
|That Knights of Cydonia vid is off the chain|
|Just saw Deftones play. Pretty good set, the first few songs were rushed but they got in a good groove soon after. I wanted to kill the sound guy... Chino's mic failed on Digital Bath and Sextape. |
Setlist went something like this, somebody correct me if the order is wrong.
Engine Number 9
My Own Summer
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
You've Seen the Butcher
|"People Are People"|
Haha, is this their own song or a Depeche Mode cover?
|should have saw good bands|
|How does one find the setlists online?|
|Haha, is this their own song or a Depeche Mode cover?|
people are people is a depeche mode cover.
their last album is all covers except one song and its such a load of shit
|"How does one find the setlists online?"|
|Muse arent retiring all the songs off OOS.....only most of them.....they'll still play Plug In Baby, Citizen Erased, New Born and Bliss|
|...So basically the songs they've been playing from it for years. If that's the case I don't know why Bellamy would bother announcing that they're going to stop playing album cuts from a 10-year-old release. That's pretty standard for a band making new material.|