The Faint are one band you really need to see live. Just plain outta sight. For me their CD's are good background/headphone music but not too much more than that. Live, however, they kick ass.
On arrival I had a funny feeling I had seen The Fever
before. After they started I realized that I indeed had. I think I saw them open up for The Ravonettes. Not sure. And after seeing them play I remembered that I had a 7 " of theirs. The Fever is another band that kicks some serious ass live but is just OK on tape. Then again I haven't heard a whole album.
I also discovered that being at an all ages show with under age friends is pointless. I spent a little too much time hanging out in the 21+ area with a vodka in my hand. Sorry, Janessa!
The floor, in anticipation of Faint, was completely packed. Tons and tons of sweater vests and long striped skirts floated by in every direction. I must say this show rated high on the ratio of hot girls to guys. Next time an electro-clash band comes through town I might think about combing my hair and wearing my "good
The Faint completely owned the crowd for the entire 50 minutes they played. That was my only complaint. They didn't play long enough. But they played lots of new stuff which was great. It's a good test for bands when they play their new stuff instead of more popular older stuff. Everyone was dancing, singing along, and generally having a fucking awesome time. Even I was dancing.
This was one of those shows that when you leave you're so fucking high on the moment that it spills out into the streets. It also made our ride home in Troy's 1973 purple VW Bug a lot scarier aka fun. Nothing better then zooming home in a car drunk listening to loud music.
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