Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is:
What are the five best bands you’ve seen play live?
In no particular order:
Morrissey — I haven’t seen him play in years, but I saw him a bunch of times in high school, and a couple of times in college.
- There was a show at Madison Square Garden that I attended with my sister. We cried when he performed “Everyday Is Like Sunday”. Your Arsenal tour, maybe? Damn, I love that record.
- Another show at the Limelight that got shut down early by the fire department because the venue was over capacity. I somehow found myself sitting on top of a giant speaker, praying it didn’t get knocked down by the crowd at my feet.
- Any show where he’d play a few Smiths songs.
The Roots — I feel like they played my college a lot. Which was great. Not so great — all the hippies doing their noodle dancing in the crowd.
Depeche Mode — Second concert ever. Reach out and touch faith, y’all.
Basement Jaxx — This wasn’t a show so much as a DJ set on a school night. They went on last. At, like, 1:30 in the morning and spun until 4:00. It was great. I should have taken the next day off from work, though.
Har Mar Superstar — I’ve seen Har Mar twice, and the first time was the better of the two shows, both of which were at The Empty Bottle. Incidentally, that show was the first time I’d seen The Gossip and Beth Ditto got all flirty on the dance floor me. Seriously! I’m awesome.