Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lolla: A special treat

I was lucky enough to catch a special little show a little while ago.

While I was updating my blog, a couple people ran by saying something about going to see Phoenix. The band is one of the headliners, so I figured they were talking about later tonight until someone muttered something about an acoustic set and they ran off.

Back in the media area, MTV, Spin, Fuse and a bunch of others have tents set up. Fuse, the music cable network, has done a few live shows. Phoenix was set to do one next.

I arrived to find Thomas Mars, Deck D'Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzali setting up intstruments and sound checking in a small grass area.

Once everything was a go, a good-looking "rock chick" walked up with a Fuse-branded microphone and introduced the band.

They did only two songs: "1901" and "Lisztomania." It was pretty awesome to see, considering they're not really an acoustic group and there were only about 50 people standing around to watch. Maybe less.

So far, that's the coolest thing I've seen today.

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Sitting and listening to Grizzly Bear right now. I'm going to head to Social Distortion a little later and try to secure a good spot for Green Day.

I'm skipping Spoon because I saw them two weeks ago and skipping Phoenix because I'll be seeing them next Friday (and that little thing earlier).

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