Okay, I've been convinced.
Apparently you all think it would be way, way better if I called this month Blog in April More Frequently, so I hearby kickoff BAMF. Let's go.
Last night I went to the Muse concert at the Key Arena in Seattle. I realized I hadn't actually been to the Key Arena since I was younger and the Seattle Super Sonics still existed. And also, this is the Arena in which they do Disney on Ice, and Eia and I lamented a little bit about missing it.
But MUSE. Muse was awesome. Last time I saw them, they were playing 107.7's Deck the Hall Ball, so while they were amazing and they were headlining the show, they were just a band on a stage. A perfect opportunity to be right in the middle of the floor crowd and trying to get as close as possible to the stage, actually, which is what my friend Liz and I did.
THIS time, however, they had a multi-thousand dollar budget and turned their show into a pulchritudinous array of lasers, haze, and these three giant columns with screens on them that they utilized in different ways for literally every song. My favorite part of the whole show was when they used the middle column to look like a tank of water with a man swimming and struggling inside for the most literal translation of "Time is Running Out" I've ever seen. I was really concerned about whether or not he was going to make it through the song. He did not. He drown.
Also, there were a few songs where they just went laser-crazy, which was awesome because in Seattle we have a laser dome and one of my favorite shows was Laser Muse. So this was like Laser Muse.... only better, since they were actually there.
So anyway, we were sitting in the stands for this show, which I think was the best place to be. Yes, there was a whole mass of GA people on the floor, jumping and dancing and pumping their fists, but from where we were sitting, we had a perfect view of the show as a whole package. I was really happy with the whole experience.
Also, Matt Bellamy had this piano with light-up keys, and each key was affiliated with a lightbulb up on the top of the piano.. so when he'd play, you had a visual of the bulbs lighting up as he hit their respective key. So it looked really really awesome when he was playing arpeggios vs. when he was playing chords and it was so fun to watch. MUSIC IS AWESOME.
Oh! And, I tweeted about being at Muse, and someone who follows me said she was there too, in section 106. I was in section 104, so I tweeted back saying I was wearing a pink sweater and standing up. A few moments later..
We weren't very far away from each other, so we waved from our respective seats. That was fun. :)
I had a blast at Muse. I know people wanted me to do a write up last time I saw them, and I never did, so I hope this makes up for that.
Today I am going home for Easter, and I think I'm going with my parents and my uncle to the casino? We'll see. Either way, we're having Easter brunch tomorrow morning and I am excited for that.
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