Well I've already bitched about the aftermath, but I've basically managed to remove myself from the situation and the horrible negativity of the two girls that got me there, so I'll focus on the awesomeness and positivity of this concert.
Blitzen Trapper opened up. Definitely a great choice for an opener. I've liked them for a while, and they chose an interesting setlist. Rather than start rowdy, through some mellow stuff in, and then end rowdy, like many bands do, they chose to start mellow and slowly build up. Great way to get the crowd pumped for Wilco. Obviously, they were excited too, as they stood on the side of the stage and watched Wilco's whole set.
Wilco was amazing. Go see them if you can. They're practically a jam band live, somehow managing to mix the psychedelic folk of the Grateful Dead with the total weirdness of Radiohead. But they manage to get much heavier than either band. Although I've never seen either band live, so I really don't know what I'm talking about. Still, go see Wilco. It was one of those transcendent concert experiences I'll be talking about for a while. And I was right up on the rail, having a damn good time. I feel good about it and I won't let any of the crap that happened after take that away from me.
| Let all the children boogie |