Young the Giant @ First Avenue

This was one of those shows that someone else wanted to go to, but then couldn't attend, so I decided to go anyway.  If that's even a thing. It was a sold out show, therefore a popular band, which made finding other people to go even easier.

One of the downsides of going with people I've been finding is, I end up talking more to them than enjoying the show.  In the case of Young the Giant, it wasn't that big of a deal though, because I wasn't totally in to them.  So I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.  Given the show was sold out, the place was packed and getting close to the stage would have been a challenge.  But anytime the lead singer did anything, every girl near the stage screamed.  It was a bit puzzling since I could see him clearly, but had no idea what the big deal was.  

I really don't have much to report about this show, since like I said, I wasn't really paying attention.  I did enjoy however, standing on the new side minus the stairs.  There's a new, larger bar available, which made getting a drink really easy.  Almost too easy actually.  

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The Chemical Brothers "Don't Think"

Amazing.  That's all I could think the entire 90 minutes.  Absolutely amazing.  I bought my ticket a month ago and heard very little about this movie in the meantime. As yesterday approached though, I started seeing mentions on Twitter of people dancing in the theater and raves breaking out during the show.  Would that happen during my show? Here, in Minnesota?  Well no. It didn't.  In fact, my screening was only about 1/3 full, was mostly guys, and everyone stayed seated.  No matter, it was still awesome.  

The movie was filmed during last years Fuji Rock festival in Japan.  It was filmed using 20 cameras around the stage, and gave the viewer the experience of what it would be like to be there.  You really did feel like you were there.  There is a bunch of fan shot videos on YouTube of this show, but they just don't do it justice.  Crystal clear sound, incredible camera angles and watching the enormous stage on a movie screen, created an experience that was the next best thing to being there.  

I loved everything they played.  I was a little disappointed that they didn't play more of 'Setting Sun', since that's by far my favorite Chemical Brothers song.  But, by far, my favorite moment was when the dropped into 'Hey Boy, Hey Girl'.  Here's a video of Glastonbury 2007 that shows how it went down.  In the movie though, right before you hear the song, they show Tom and Ed getting ready to drop something, flash to a keyboard that has a key labled, 'HBHG'.  Then boom, the intro to 'Hey Boy, Hey Girl' drops, and the crowd goes nuts.  

I don't think I've smiled through an entire movie before, but then I've never been to a concert of my favorite band in a theater before. ;)
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I got RT'd by Modeselektor on Twitter

This pretty much made my day.  I started the @Until_Coachella account as a way to easily follow the days until Coachella, obviously. ;)  But, as someone who really hasn't fully taken advantage of all that Twitter has to offer, this is a very big deal for me.  I've casually followed Modeselektor for awhile, but once I saw them at Lollapalooza this past summer, I've really become for of a true fan.  

What an awesome way to connect to a band you like and just makes me more excited for 71 days. :D
They also favorited my tweet:

This is how it looked in my [@pjmudd] Twitter feed:

This is how it looked in the @Until_Coachella feed:

And finally, how it looked on their website:

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