Friday, December 03, 2010

Brandon Flowers

Thursday, December 2nd 2010:

Woo hoo! Another concert in the cit-tay...yes, I really need a slush fund for concerts...

Last time we were here was the April 2000 Smashing Pumpkins show, the one weeks before they announced that they were breaking up. And look-y here, Brian's wearing his Pumpkins shirt ala Halloween costume...

We were introduced to the great sounds of the band Transfer (I actually had to look them up since I couldn't hear who they were...) which would have been just peachy if it hadn't been for the group of German? girls shoving me pretty much the whole set...grrrr!! And of course, probably one of the tallest people there with the biggest afro - don't get me wrong, her hair was ridiculously awesome, but she was like 6'3" or so...concert boots to the rescue.

After the set was over, we didn't hesitate to move away from that section, unfortunately just to find ourselves next to even bigger a**holes (drunk women, mosh pit-mentality spanish-speaking men...). We didn't discover this until after Brandon Flowers comes out onstage. Since I'm the one taking/dragging Brian to shows, I try to make sure he's having a good time, and like Mumford, big asses just happened to be near us - can't escape them for some reason.

In any case, we try to enjoy the show...

1. On the Floor 

2. Crossfire
3. Magdalena 

4. Bette Davis Eyes 
(Kim Carnes cover) - this was just lovely...
5. Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts 

6. Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas 

7. Was It Something I Said? 

8. Hard Enough 

9. Losing Touch 
(The Killers cover)
10. Swallow It 

11. Playing With Fire 

12. Read My Mind 
(The Killers cover) (partial)
13. Only the Young 

14. Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) 
(The Killers cover)

I pretty much lost it during the encore...Read My Mind AND Mr. Brightside remix?! loved it!!!

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