I had the great privilege of seeing LCD Soundsystem & Hot Chip at The Hollywood Bowl on Friday night & I'm still on cloud nine because of it. It was the 7th time I've seen LCD Soundsystem & quite possibly the last if James Murphy's claims that this is their last tour are true. I've never seen any other band or artist more than 7 times so LCD holds an extremely important record in my life as well as a very special place in my heart...awwww! :-)
Even though LCD Soundsystem has been fantastic every time I've seen them, I dare to say Friday night's show was the best show yet. James Murphy & his band were TOTALLY on point & the crowd was 100% captivated. Hot Chip had a killer set as well. I would've paid $95 for my fancy box seat just to see Hot Chip alone!
The icing on the cake was when LCD opened with Dance Yrself Clean (the 1st song on their latest album This Is Happening). Rumor has it James Murphy made a point to save that song for the end of LCD's 2010 tour because it's such a difficult song to perform live. They didn't play it at Coachella, Sasquatch or The Hollywood Palladium & I had basically accepted the fact I would never get to hear Dance Yrself Clean live. It was all I hoped it could be & more. The entire show was simply mind-blowing. Hot Chip & LCD Soundsystem rock my world.
HOT CHIP - One Life Stand
HOT CHIP - Hold On - "I'm only going to heaven if it feels like hell. I'm only going to heaven if it tastes like caramel."
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Dance Yrself Clean
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - All My Friends - LCD's anthem :-)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - You Wanted A Hit
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Someone Great
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Home - The perfect closing song!