...and it was probably the best friggin concert I've ever seen!!! they were actually opening for Passion Pit, but honestly...they completely blew Passion Pit right off the stage. it reminded me of when Dave Grohl decided to have Motorhead open up for Foo Fighters for a string of shows.
they were all VERY much into it, and on point with all of the music. Ritzy is pretty much my new music crush, that's for sure. the chemistry between everyone in the band is something I'm pretty everyone plays music for. it was clear they wanted to be no place else except that stage, and it was just so great to see a band like that clearly not funneling it in. that, and (as many have noted before) they have so many pedalssssssssss! which they used, of course. they definitely have the great "wall of sound" thing going on that I just love so much.
the best part, however...I GOT TO PLAY RHYDIAN'S BASS!!!! I was so close to the stage that I was actually setting my drinks on the stage without any issues. towards the end of this song (it was the closing song), I caught Rhydian's attention, and I gave him my whiskey since I didn't want to finish it. I though this was cool enough...he proceeded to give me a bit ass high five and got right in my face with it...also cool.....THEN he handed me HIS BASS! He let me play it while they closed out the set!!! I couldn't believe it! amazing night, and moments I'll never forget. I never thought I'd see them play live, let alone play any of their instruments! amazing night!! you need to go see them, for sure.
here's pics: http://s69.photobucket.com/user/Hach...y%20Formidable
here's some video from the concert:
Austere - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVGYHJFwUY
Whirring - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyEu3k0sctQ
here's some studio stuff for those that want to hear more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpPNbs75ft0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NWypO7QwUE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpWwXO8XUN4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHVwTDN0V68 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATUSCvWx2G4