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Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 25, 2009: Philadelphia, PA TLA

Philly: Armistice Fall 2009 Tour

Show thoughts

Probably the best show of the tour so far, but that is easy to say since we’ve only played three shows so far. I’ve fallen into this trap before, that is, where I keep declaring that so and so night was the “best show of the tour so far” but when I look back I should realize that we are getting into our rhythm as the tour progresses, and in theory, we should be getting better night after night; thus, making it the “best show of the tour so far.” This maybe true but I still can think of exceptions to this rule, e.g. when something out of one’s control goes wrong and causes a derailment of sorts. Regardless, there was an exuberate crowd tonight in Philly who reacted positively to our full set-up.

I'm happy to say that DK didn't injure himself too much; although when jumping from the crowd off his "audience-held-bass drum" back to the stage, he barely made it and crashed hard into the Rhodes. At this point during the set, I'm sitting at the drums holding down a beat but usually thinking to myself, Please don't do that, or Oh God, please make it, please make it! Fortunately, most of the time, he exceeds my expectations. Watch out front row.


Erin Godines said...

Um. I would like to say that the concert was actually the most incredible show I have ever seen. Y'all put on a show that left me high for the rest of the night. I keep replaying the videos I took to try to relive it.
Thanks for killing that show!

Melanie said...

O.K. I plan to be in the front. I don't have much strength in my wrists, so Darren should probably not rely on me. LOL I usually duck for crowd surfers in general. I saw a video from one of the shows, though. I am so excited to see this now.

William said...

The Philly show was terrific. This was the third time at the TLA I was able to witness the perfect storm of a show you all put on. I brought a number of friends along this time and they too were mesmerized. I can't wait to see what the show is looking like by NYC!

Thanks for a terrific show (and the rig details in the above post!).

pete v said...

Best MuteMath show I've seen yet - awesome performance, love the new stuff. Yeah, Roy.

Vintage cab used on MM debut (two 15" Jensen speakers).