Spoon and the Arcade Fire in Georgia

September 2, 2010 dazzadiego No Comments

Ever since funeral hit the indie mainstream back in 2004, the Arcade fire has been hold as one of the best bands in the world. Rock gods such as David Bowie and David Byrne have endorse them as the next legends, and the band itself have turned doubter into believers. By the time their sophomore album, Neon Bible, came out, the Canadian group was headlining their own amphitheater’s tour. No doubt it has been a very eventful half of a decade for Win Butler and his band of merry Canadians (which includes Butler’s wife and brother). So it was not to anyone’s surprised when the band’s third record debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 edging for the top position the likes of way more mainstream musicians such as Eminem, Lady Gaga and Avenged Sevenfold. With all these accolades, the band took their show on the road and Soyprensa was there to see them steal the show at Lollapalooza and to their own show in the beautiful Alpharetta, Georgia.
The show in Georgia took place in the evening of august 11th. It started like any other show, people filling the place slowly, lines to get overpriced T-Shirts and overpriced beer. However, there was one different with this show, fans made sure to get to the venue early to check out the first class opening act Spoon. The Austin band took the stage very punctual at 8 P.M., they all wore black except for ,lead singer, Britt Daniel. Spoon set included a variety of special features, including a six piece trumpet section for a couple of songs, a guest musician, in the form of Arcade Fire’s drummer Jeremy Gara, and a kick ass cover when they did Wolf Parade’s Modern World. Spoon’s set wet for about one hour, and left the crowd red hot for the main act.
At about 9:30 P.M. the Arcade Fire took the stage. The Canadian band wasted to time ti reciprocate the high level of energy fans had by staring the show with the appropriately named song, from their last album, Ready to Start, and were we? In such fashion that overwhelmed Win and Co. The show was an hour and half of the Canadian band Showing us how music should be treated and why they are considered by many the finest rock band at this moment. The show closed, as it did in Lollapalooza, with Wake Up, with a amphitheater-size chorus singing buck-up vocals for the crowd as if we were a small nation being prepped for war. I’ve been told that the Arcade fire will be touring around Europe soon, I can tell all of our European friends that this is a show not to be missed.
Here’s how the set-list looked like:

1. Ready to Start
2. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3. No Cars Go
4. Haïti
5. Half Light II (No Celebration)
6. Empty Room
7. The Suburbs
8. The Suburbs (Continued)
9. Ocean of Noise
10. Keep the Car Running
11. We Used to Wait
12. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
13. Rebellion (Lies)
14. Month of May
15. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
16. Intervention
17. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
18. Wake Up

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