Devendra @ Orpheum, 10/13/07
Devendra Banhart and the “Spiritual Bonerz” played the Orpheum in Los Angeles Saturday. The show started out being very reserved and began to loosen up once Gael Garcia Bernal was introduced on stage to sing backing vocal on “Quedate Luna” He walked off stage and sat in the audience, near Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi.
Midway through the set Devendra informed everyone that they could do whatever they wanted, like stand up (from their seats), walk around, come up front, and get on stage. Within seconds fans flooded the stage prompting security to halt the performance for about twenty minutes until things could be straightened out. Eventually the fans got off but continued to crowd the front areas. The whole place was illuminated and absolutely wild for Devendra. He sometimes yelled at the security guards to “get the fuck out of the way” because they were blocking him. Songs from Devendra’s latest, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, were primarily played. The show was incredibly laid back and monumental!