In which I complain about the lcd soundsystem show…
This feels like a blog post from 2004. I want to complain about some super popular thing as if anyone cares about my opinion. Whatever. I’m going to write it anyway.
I went to see LCD Soundsystem at The Bill Graham last night. The auditorium was packed with a concert audience that actually made me feel young for once. The show was generally excellent, at least in the music sense. It was a great performance. Maybe you could complain that some of the performances were virtually identical to London Sessions. Or maybe you could complain that they only played five tracks off the new album. But that’s picking nits. They ended with All My Friends, so I really can’t complain too much about the music.
And here’s the part where I get up on my soapbox about some nonsense.
1. POINT THE FUCKING LIGHTS AT THE BAND
Point the fucking lights at the band. No. NO!. Stop your shit. Nobody cares about your art, we just want to see the fucking band. Seriously.
The band was back-lit for 2/3rds of the show. Bright spots were pouring over James Murphy’s shoulders into the audience’s eyes. He looked fabulous in silhouette. At least I think he looked fabulous. It was tough to see him at all. Since the lights were pointed at the fucking audience.
2. YOUR T-SHIRT IDEAS ARE NOT FUNNY
I can’t believe I bought this shirt.
All you had to do was show the picture of James Murphy, and underneath it, write “LCD Soundsystem”. Instead you gave us this monstrosity.
“So Evan, why didn’t you buy the other shirt?”
I did buy it, and it’s a fucking tie-dye.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?!? Has anyone who cares about clothing ever actually worn a tie-dyed t-shirt?
Anyway, I know those are pretty minor points. But I was really excited to finally see one of my favorite bands, and these two little things really grated on me.
PS. Yes, there were even more tragic shirt options. In plain white.