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Monday, September 15, 2008

Arguably the best moment of Monolith '08

...And Fuel/Friends video was there.


Port O'Brien is from Oakland, CA, and they are riotously full of joy and good tunes. They brought a wooden box full of pots and pan lids to their show on Saturday and invited the audience to come up on stage in a collaborative percussion-and-yelling celebration. It was just fantastic.

We survived Monolith, and will be reporting more soon.

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7 Comments:

At September 15, 2008 3:09 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

I'm so jealous that looks like fabulous fun!

 
At September 15, 2008 4:45 PM, Blogger J. Neas said...

Agreed. I was there and it definitely was one of the highlights of the weekend.

 
At September 15, 2008 9:38 PM, Blogger Chase Squires said...

Holy Crap! I was right there, up against the stage, must've been just a couple feet from you, judging by the photo ...

Indeed, I've not been a big Port O'Brien fan, but my friend is, so I went with her ... I still can't see myself with PO on my iPod, but man oh man, if that wasn't the most energetic show I've seen I don't know what is ... that was a fabulous show.

... BTW, the Vampire Weekend show went great, and I was digging the Morning Benders ...

Highlight of the night, during a break between SSPU and devotchka, local Rob Drabkin brinks up a special guest for his acoustic set, his dad on the sax ...

good times all around.

 
At September 16, 2008 5:40 AM, Anonymous Seven Days said...

Wow that was fantastic --- really got me up and hopping even early in the morning. So great when music can just make you down and dirty happy.

I've just discovered your blog recently and I really love it. Thank you!

 
At September 17, 2008 1:21 PM, Blogger Chase Squires said...

BTW, when we got to RRx early Sat, they were handing out free tix to a show this Tuesday (23rd) at the Ogden, Spiritualized and Grand Ole Party ... can't say I'm loving Spiritualized, but Grand Ole Party is a great listen, I will be there for sure, free gig? count me in.

 
At September 17, 2008 1:29 PM, Blogger heather said...

Yeah, Chase -- I'll be there! And may have some tix to giveaway. I'm looking forward to Spiritualized.

 
At September 17, 2008 4:44 PM, Blogger CassK said...

Totally exceeded expectations! One of my favorite moments of the weekend as well.

 

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