San Diego Radio Sucks Quite A Bit

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Trifecta Phase One - sigur rós

"I think, maybe, you all should stand up," the lead vocalist of the Icelandic enigma sigur rós suggested. The band had played nearly its entire set to a seated crowd at San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall, and we happily obliged. The four piece band was joined by four extra drummers, all pounding in unison on individual drums strapped to them as the band played gobbledigook, the opener from their most recent album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (With a buzz in our ears, we play endlessly).

To say they merely played this song robs them of something, as it was a celebration of the entire set, the most energy imparted from the band to the crowd, and vice-versa. The song is in stark contrast to much of the band's beautifully sad, cinematic material, with three members playing acoustic guitars instead of the usual keys, guitar (often with a bow) and bass guitar. As the crowd clapped along happily, two figures appeared at opposite ends of the stage with massive cannons, and, along with two other stationary cannons, produced an orgasmic blast of confetti the likes of which I have never seen.

Keep in mind folks, this video was taken from the balcony. We were SHOWERED in confetti.

Here's one more glimpse of what you may have missed.


I haven't posted about what Conner and I are calling The Trifecta. The Trifecta is our three-day concert and drinking binge that marks the (almost) halfway mark between now and Coachella. Three shows, three days, three cities. That is, if Santa Monica is a city, which I think it is.

Here's the itinerary:

10/1/2008 - Sigur Ros - Copley Symphony Hall - San Diego, CA
10/2/2008 - My Bloody Valentine - Santa Monica Civic - Santa Monica, CA
10/3/2008 - David Byrne - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

1 comment:

bereweber said...

oh sr. perro, this is fucking amazing!! love your little movies, they are great, and i can hear your screaming of happiness on the 1st one, that's you right?
oh sooo soo mad for missing this!!! i am an idiot, surely i couldn't drive to Los Angeles tonight for the Trifecta part II but sure I could've gone to this show here in San Diego... why didn't you bugged me to go to this??? i know it's almost impossible for me now to drive to LA for shows, so after reading your lovely review and watching your videos i am really pissed off for missing this last night!! as sure i will be pissed for missing the show you are watching right now!!

just hope you have a great time tonight too and that your ears don't bleed after so much great music!

very happy that you are watching all these wonders, enjoy!!