Of Montreal at the Fillmore in Miami Beach

April 12, 2010 dazzadiego No Comments

April 9th was the date that Of Montreal and former member of the band James Husband took the Fillmore in Miami Beach by storm. It was only a year since Of Montreal came around South Florida and kicked all of our asses with an amazing show. Little did we know that they would be back in such a short period of time to do it again. As people filed in the Fillmore the excitement was slowly building up. The smell of cigarettes and beer, and the sight of colorful characters set the scene for an amazing night.

The night started around 8:30 P.M. with James Husband, recording name of James Huggins III, former member of Of Montreal and of multiple Elephant 6’s bands such as Ladybug Transistor and The Essex Green. By the time Husband took the stage, the Fillmore was half full. The medium size crowd was very supportive of the band and really absorbed the essence of what Husband’s music was all about. During half of Husband’s set people starting to dance to the catchy pop sounds and the energy and excitement of the fans started to explode with dancing and clapping. Husband finished around 9: 20 and then the crowd really got excited.
Around 9:50 P.M. the lights were down. The crowd exploded in a cheer and a man with a tiger mask came on stage and tried to pump up the crowd as if was even possible to do it more. Finally We saw the band walk on stage, and at the end, Kevin Barnes. Barnes picked up the guitar and dig into the song For Our Elegant Caste from the band’s latest album Skeletal Lamping. The set was heavy on Skeletal Lamping but The band did switch gears constantly to crowd pleasers from the great record Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?. There were also props and some dramatic place onstage. There was a point during the performance in which some extras came out onstage and, with Barnes on the lead role, acted out an impromptu support group. The scene ended with Barnes, who was supposed to be the facilitator of the group, shooting all the members with an invisible gun. Other props, common of the band’s shows, were people dressed up, psychedelic projections and a structure in which Barnes was crucified. One of the brightest moments of the show came during the great song She’s a Rejecter when three of the band’s helpers came out dressed with masks and blond wigs with an industrial vacuum cleaner. The vacuum was set in reverse and filled with white feathers that the crew blew over the audience making it feel surreal, which is kind of what Of Montreal is all about.
In general was a great show. Everybody went home happy, as Barnes, saying that the band likes to do a cover as their last song, send us off with a great rendition of Jackson 5’s I Want you Back.

This is how the setlist looked like:

1) For Our Elegant Caste
2) Mingusings
3) Cato as a Pun
4) Suffer for Fashion
5) Lysergic Bliss
6) Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
7) And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow
8 ) Plastis Wafer
9) St. Exquisite’s Confessions
10) Like A Tourist
11) Du Og Meg
12) An Eluardian Instance
13) Oslo in the Summertime
14) Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
15) A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger
16) She’s a Rejecter
17) Requiem for O.M.M.2
18) I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover)

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