Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WHO'S THE BOY YOU LIKE THE MOST...

And the award for most good natured crowd surfing goes to Mr Thomas Mars of Phoenix. An over exuberant teenage boy next to me yelled out, "Oh my God, I got a piece of his hair!" I've never really got the concept of desperately trying to touch the artist engaged in surfing, but I guess it's the done thing and Thomas was right next to me a couple of times so I gave him a pat on the back because he seems like such a nice chap. Phoenix were excellent - full energy, great mix of songs with a few unexpected ones thrown in, such as an acoustic version of Everything is Everything with everyone singing quietly along and Air's Playground Love. I was slightly concerned at how they were going to keep Love Like a Sunset from veering into conceptual space out territory, but they did it - and brilliantly (like this).
They looked so happy, and they made us happy and then we were all happy. It was sort of like that.
{My photos}

5 comments:

Rose said...

Ah I know a couple who were going last night too- will ask them about the surfing!

If Jane said...

cool cool cool! great photos..you really captured the moment!!
(of course i imagine these photos in film...next time...right claire...;))

greenapril said...

I love love love Phoenix. So happy that they were cool in person too.

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

greenapril - they were even wandering around the place when everyone was queuing up, they walked right past me. I've never seen a "famous" band do that before and I worked styling bands for 8 years! Love their attitude.

greenapril said...

What rockstars! They've just taken a top 10 spot on my list of coolest bands ever.