Beck @ The OC Fair

I’m not much of a concert person. I’ll buy the tracks off of iTunes, I’ll crank up my radio during my commute, or I’ll watch the music videos off the web, but concerts are a different animal for me.

Tonight was one of those concerts where it sticks in your mind from both a visual and audio perspective. Beck sure knows how to assault all of a person’s senses during his shows, as projected on the back of the stage was a constant streaming Video Jockey (VJ) mix in tune with the music. The floating images and sudden changes timed with the pounding sound from the speakers made for one of those experiences that makes you feel like you’ve gone on an acid trip.

As for the music, Beck performed all of his classics, and a few of the new stuff, off his past albums. Devil’s Haircut, Girl, and Black Tambourine were all performed live, which made for an interesting difference between the studio CD recording and the onstage performance. Everything from metal cans, mixers, and even tableware were turned into musical instruments.

But in the future, loose the crazy guy in the shorts, he may have been a homeless mime in the past, but after twenty minutes the guy just seemed crazy (or maybe he was crazy?)

(Pictures are in the extended section)



1 Comment so far

  1. stevo (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 1:32 am

    I saw him in the UK on this our and it sounds pretty similar. It was rare and refreshing to see a band that actually looked as if they were enjoying making music, and this feeling was reflected in the audience.
    One of the best shows I have ever been to.

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