Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"They will not force us, the will stop degrading us! They will not control us, we will be victorious!"

AKA: Muse Entry: Part 1-The Story (And some pictures)

A special shout-out to all those who made this possible (you know who you are). A million times, thank you!

Have I already mentioned how brain-straining it is to come up with a good title? It should just come. But I spent a good hour listening to Muse songs trying to find the best line to fit.

I have an hour to get this blog posted.

Really I don't have much to say.

On the 6th I went to see Muse in Boston at the TD Garden arena. My co-worker/friend Steven tagged along with the explicit intent to visit a gay bar or two.

Here are some exerpts of my account of the evenings events.

"The Subway station. Sarah Lambson who has this irrational fear of public transportation took the Subway with Steven."

"I went into a small and dirty photo shop that said they sold and bought tickets to events at TD garden. I asked the store keeper if he was still buying. He said he would try to see if there was a scalper who would buy my pair of tickets and sell me a single. Sadly, my tickets were “horrible” and there was no way they were going to just trade or I was going to get any money off of the one ticket I was trying to sell. There was one guy that tried to sell me a really good ticket and trade for my two for $100 dollars. I said no. He said $80. I still said no…but I hesitated. If I could have gotten him lower I would have bought it and just not gotten a shirt. But I didn't. We said we were just going to go to dinner and thanked them for their time."

“We settled on a loud sports bar with many TV’s all with a game of some kind on them. I got the teriyaki meatballs. My noodles were cold."

“So Steven was walking me to the concert and in a combination of sympathy and not knowing where his gay bar was he decided to stay and watch Muse.”

“The lights dimmed. And the cheering started. There were columns that Steven thinks were representative of the World Trade Center towers. Then they started up Uprising. The coverings on the columns fell away. And there they were. Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wholstenholm, and Dominic Howard. Playing on platformed columns. It was a great start.

Here is the playlist.


2. The Resistance

3. Newborn

4. One rock interlude

5. Another rock interlude

6. Map Of The Problematique

7. Another bluesy Rock interlude

8. Supermassive Black Hole

9. Guiding Light

10. Interlude (The one from Absolution…which of course leads to…)

11. Hysteria

12. Nishe

13. United States of Eurasia

14. Feelin’ Good

15. Chris and Dom rock out interlude on Dom’s spinning drum pedistal

16. Undisclosed Desires

17. Matt Whistling a little song

18. Starlight

19. Plug-In Baby

20. Funny little song on the piano that sounded like an Irish jig

21. Time is Running Out

22. Again, a rock interlude

23. Unnatural Selection


24. Exo-Genesis

25. Stolkholm Syndrome

26. Two more rock interludes

27. Knights of Cydonia”

“During some songs, fist pumping would ensue. It was as unsettling as I thought it would be.”

“Amazing. Amazing. Amazing!”

Everyone around me was sitting in their seats. It was kind of a downer and I was afraid to stand up and be all excited and crazy.”

“eyeballs” and “giant eyeball balloons”

“Dom’s spinning platform”

“harmonica solo"

“At one point when Matt was singing during Plug-in Baby, there was a crowd surfer. Matt stops singing, points at the crowd below, and cackles.”

I know that's a lot. But believe me there was tons more. And now for some pictures. They are the best that a cheap 10 mega pixel camera can get.

Just check out that crowd! And the random guys in front of us that are now immortalized in my blog. You're welcome guys.
This is not the best of pictures but you get to see Dom's face and see the greatness of them playing on those platforms that were moving up and down (slowly, but still genius!)
Image one of those columns. See the face in the DNA?
Image two, the eyeballs.
And there he is. Matthew Bellamy in all his glory. Check out those hot turquoise pants? He started the show in sunglasses too.
I was this close to him....yeah of course not. This was an image on the column screen. The only picture I have of his face.
Close-up of Matt playing Piano. If only you could see those hands in action. It is a thing to behold.
Matthew on the Piano. It lights up, you know.
Little Drummer Dom
The worlds most amazing trio
For a guy who is constantly standing still, this is the best picture I could get of Chris. He's harder to get a picture of than the abominable snowman!
Matt Rockin it out. This was the closest he ever got to us on the stage left platform (or is that stage right? I never know.)

Okay so there you have it. My brief documentation of the Muse concert. Believe me, this was brief. I had to reign myself in.

There will be another blog post with Muse video for those few who care. I have to do some editing so that you never have to hear my awful "it's really loud at concerts so I can't hear myself singing" singing voice.

Soon after that will be a blog with the little odds and ends of the past couple weeks.

I can't believe how fast the time has gone! Wow. March is almost over people! It is officially spring!

And yet, I still have until October.

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