Thursday, May 17, 2007
Arctic Monkeys / Be Your Own Pet live @ First Avenue 5/7/07
Lots more great pics: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow
(Be Your Own Pet)
More pics: Flickr Photos | Flickr Slideshow
Third time I've seen the boys. By far their best show. What do you get when you mix a band-member's birthday (Matt - drummer) with a bunch of pissed (drunk) Rugby Fans from England? An awesome gig. Yeah, I loved every second of it...@$%^ brilliant show. But you knew I was going to say that... Actually, I was super anxious/nervous about the gig. Yes, that will happen when you really love a band...
Rather than me babbling about the gig:
Here's the setlist:
And the videos I taped:
Arctic Monkeys - "The View From The Afternoon"
A note on the video above. It features a stage dive by a legendary Rugby Player 45 seconds in. His name is Tom Costello. Yes, I got numerous emails and comments from the team. Go Old Laurentian RFC! Unfortunately, Tom landed pretty hard on the "dancefloor" ;)
Arctic Monkeys - "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"
Arctic Monkeys - "You Probably Couldn't See..."
Arctic Monkeys - "Fluorescent Adolescent"
More videos from the show:
> Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
> Arctic Monkeys - This House Is A Circus
> Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
> Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
halfcockedgirl's vids are awesome. She's moving out to California for the summer. We'll miss ya'...
And yes, I hung out with the band (of course). Now that I have my pic with Alex, life is complete:
Matt (birthday boy) signing autographs on top of a limo:
OK, that's all I'm telling... Check out the photos for more detail.
I'm actually surprised most of my photos and videos turned out pretty decent. I was a complete hooligan at the show... Closing tune "A Certain Romance" gave me goosebumps and I was jumping around like a mad-man. Guess where? Yes, on the dancefloor:
> Arctic Monkeys - LA 6/3/06
> Arctic Monkeys - Chicago 3/18/06
P.S. Notice they didn't play "Mardy Bum"? Yeah, cum' on, the Rugby Players would've gone absolutely fookin' crazy for this one: