Tuesday, August 02, 2005

good news for people who love new pop music

When I bought the tickets to the Modest Mouse show, I was a little concerned. The show was at the Paramount, a venue that has general admission on the floor and then reserved seats in the balcony. I’ve been there a few times and always had GA tickets, except this time the GA section was all sold out when I tried to buy them. I ended up with some pretty good balcony seats. Oh well, it’s Modest Mouse, right?

Apparently this show was some big corporate event sponsored by a cellular company (who will remain nameless) and a ton of tickets were given away when people bought phones. I’m under the impression that these people were not Mouse fans. Nobody in the balcony was standing. These guys are rocking out to no end and everyone around us was sitting. Not even nodding their heads. Bodie and I were jumping in our seats the best we could, but it took amazing amounts of self-restraint to not be that girl – you know the one: that girl who is standing up dancing right in front of you and everyone else is seated so all you can see is her ass.

But really, it wouldn’t have mattered. They weren’t enjoying the show as much as I was. Lazy bastards.

The show was good, although a bit short and a little disappointing. We’ve seen them three times since the latest album came out and all three shows have been overwhelmingly stacked with trendy new songs. Don’t get me wrong – these guys have been around for years and I’m really glad that they are finally getting the recognition they deserve, but I’d like to see them perform some older songs.

And unfortunately, I didn’t see head-drum guy this time, so I didn’t get to kick some ass.

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