Continuing an unintentional series in which I see my favorite bands live for the first time.
Karl Hyde dances like a spaz, and it’s wonderful. He evokes an alternate universe where Ian Curtis did not do himself in, overcame his epilepsy and depression through liberal applications of E and stem cells from Thom Yorke, and learned how to smile.
Juanita/Kiteless is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. Unfortunately, they didn’t play Dirty Epic. But if they had, I might have dissolved into a puddle of goo.
It’s a lovely venue, but I wish I’d seen them in an enclosed space. I want to be enveloped in their music, to have it bouncing from the walls behind and above me, to be immersed.
“Moaner” was apparently on the set-list, but they did not play it. It wasn’t because of the curfew, since the show ended by about 10:30. Too bad, since it would be the only other song besides “Born Slippy” that my companion would have recognized, what with 30 seconds of it being in the Batgirl motorcycle chase in Batman & Robin.
“Rez” is going back in right now as my ringtone.
Does the Bowl do pointless pizza tie-ins for every act?
Karl Hyde’s unstoppable flailing
Space Invaders and Pong on the video screen
Karl dedicating show closer “Jumbo” to a guy in “Lew-weezy-ana”
Karl repeatedly crying out “fan-TAS-tic!” all night long.
Seriously, what’s up with that pizza?