OK GO LIVE IS RIDICULOUSLY OVER THE TOP

IN A REALLY GOOD WAY. I’M SORRY IF I SEEM A LITTLE LOUD. I MAY HAVE LOST A LITTLE BIT OF MY HEARING CAPABILITIES TEMPORARILY AFTER LAST NIGHT’S CONCERT. BUT SERIOUSLY, THEY USED EVERY (LEGAL) GIMMICK POSSIBLE FOR THEIR CONCERT AT THE 9:30 CLUB. I SAY LEGAL BECAUSE I’M PRETTY SURE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE PYROTECHNICS OR MOVING STAGE PIECES IN A SMALL VENUE. PEOPLE WOULD BURN ALIVE. AND NOT IN AN AWESOME WAY. LET ME GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES OF THE STUFF THEY DID. ASIDE FROM EVERYTHING. PROJECTED BACKGROUNDS WITH CLASSIC OK GO PATTERNS. YOUTUBE IT. YOU’LL RECOGNIZE IT IMMEDIATELY.

THEY DIDN'T TAKE THE STAGE YET. THAT IS WHY IT LOOKS ONLY SEMI-AWESOME.

CONFETTI CANNONS.

THEY USED ONE FOR THE FIRST SONG.

LOTS AND LOTS OF CONFETTI CANNONS.

AND THEN THEY HAD ONE FOR ANOTHER SONG.

GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF CONFETTI.

BY THE END DAMIEN (THE LEAD SINGER) WAS SPITTING OUT PIECES OF CONFETTI FROM HIS MOUTH.

MICROPHONES WITH CAMERAS ATTACHED SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE BAND’S FACES ON THE BIG SCREEN. I SAW MUSE DO THIS ONCE, BUT MUSE DIDN’T HAVE CONFETTI CANNONS. OK GO WAS THERE TOO, BUT THEY DIDN’T HAVE CONFETTI CANNONS BACK THEN. THEY MADE UP FOR IT BY DOING A LITTLE CHOREOGRAPHED NUMBER. THEY DIDN’T DO THAT THIS TIME, BUT THEY DID A LOT OF OTHER THINGS.

HE ALSO USED IT DURING HIS RANT ABOUT WHY HE HATED CINCO DE MAYO. IT HAD TO DO WITH THE FCC AND NET NEUTRALITY. OH YES, THEY ALSO HAD FUNNY RAMBLING ANECDOTES. ANOTHER LIVE CONCERT STAPLE.

SOFT ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CROWD.

ALWAYS A CROWD PLEASER. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CROWD IS SKEWED TOWARDS THE YOUTHS DEMOGRAPHIC.

PERFORMANCE OF A CLASSIC WITH UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS. IN THIS CASE, HANDBELLS.

HE JUSTIFIED IT BY SAYING THAT DC WAS A CORRUPT AND DEPRAVED CITY AND HE WAS GOING TO CLEANSE US BY PLAYING WITH INSTRUMENTS CRAFTED BY GOD HIMSELF.

DOUBLENECKED GUITAR.

THEY DIDN'T EVEN NEED THE LOWER NECK. THEY COULD HAVE JUST USED A 12-STRING. BUT THEY DIDN'T, BECAUSE THAT WOULDN'T BE AWESOME.

A SONG WITH A CHORUS PART, ELICITING CROWD PARTICIPATION.

NATURALLY FOLLOWED BY QUIPS ABOUT THE SAD SACK STATUS OF THE CROWD'S ENTHUSIASM, LEADING THE CROWD TO SING EVEN LOUDER WITH LESS REGARD TO TONE.

SUITS WITH LED STRIPS ON THE BACK THAT SPELL OUT THE BAND’S NAME.

IT'S LIKE BEING AT A TECHNO PARTY BUT YOU'RE NOT, BECAUSE IT'S CINCO DE MAYO AND YOU'RE AT A CONCERT INSTEAD.

LASER GUITARS!

THEY'RE LASERS THAT SHOOT GUITARS. OH WAIT, I MEAN GUITARS THAT SHOOT LASERS. AND HAVE FEATHERS ON THEM. BECAUSE WHY THE HELL NOT?

AND OF COURSE, MORE COWBELL.

LIKE I SAID, EVERYTHING THAT WILL MAKE A CONCERT AWESOME.

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