Anybody regret driving to the Glass House in the middle of the day to stand in line for tickets? Or paying scalpers a king’s ransom? How about waiting since the night before for a prime spot upfront? Nope. It was worth it.
It was a strange line up at Spaceland. Nine Black Alps opened, playing stripped down rock-n-roll, like the Cribs. This pairing made sense. However, the two bands sandwiched between them (Pit Er Pat and Need New
Body) could be described as experimental at best. It was an odd lineup choice to say the least, which left some of the crowd confused and the rest apathetic.
In 7 words – it was an incredible, incredible, incredible show.
What is Tom wearing? Pulsating rhythms, matched with blinding flashes of white light so bright you can’t see when Tom Meighan (lead vocals, co-frontman) steps onto the stage. The music continues pumping as the lights die down to find Kasabian’s co-frontman standing with a drink in his hand.
Before Bloc Party’s 2nd night at the El Rey, fans were exchanging war stories. The audience came out battered and bruised by the overly enthusiastic crowd from the night before and no one expected anything less from the Saturday crowd. But this time they were prepared for the madness – hopefully.