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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