Author : Ben Gaskill | Date : 20 Apr 2006 18:44 | Submitted by Butlerubball | Comments : (2) | Rating : 6.98
The line waiting to get into Promowest Pavillion hours before the show wound around the sidewalk for at least a half a mile. I, standing in the middle of the line anxiously awaited my most anticipated concert epxerience. You could hear sound check from outside of the building, and the thunderous bass that vibrated through the ground and walls sent shivers up my spine as I wondered what would be played on the setlist tonight. Finally, the doors opened and people filed in to the compact building. Everyone positioned themself in front of the stage shoulder to shoulder, but there was just enough room to breathe. We all sat through the performance of Razorlight, which for the most part was a decent musical set. Few people tried to start a mosh pit, but were instantly shut down as they realized that the true mosh would start once muse took the stage. Following the Razorlight performance, the set change took about a half hour before Muse rushed to the stage welcomed by an enormous cheer. They opened with Debase Mason's Grog, which in my opinion set the tone for the rest of the show. The song was filled with lots of energy and the crowd was digging new song as the mosh pit grew in size as each second of the song ticked by. The energy and the spirit of the crowd transferred over to the following songs with New Born, Hysteria, and then The Small Print. The audience proudly sang along to each lyric and was suddenly suprised with another new song, A Crying Shame. The poppy beat and intriguing guitar riffs were a hit as each body within the building began to jump up and down and bobbed their heads. Next, the highlight of the show, Citizen Erased resonated throughout the concert all. Matt showed us his amazing musical talent once again as he switched from guitar to the piano keys during the song. The anthem, Apocalypse Please was then sounded off followed with Butterflies & Hurricanes. The third new song that was performed at the concert, Burning Bandits, was a crowd favorite with Chris and Dom banging off the bass filled songs with their instruments. The concert carried on with Thoughts of a Dying Atheist, Plug In Baby, Time Is Running Out (in which the people singing in the crowd were louder than Matt's singing), and finally Bliss. The band sprinted off the stage, but was quickly called back on with the chanting from the crowd. First Dom and Chris came on to do a little jam session, followed by Matt eating a banana. He tossed the peal into the crowd in which I was inches away from grabbing. The concert ended with the same energy that started it, Stockholm Syndrom. I left the concert with my ears ringing, and my pulse thumping heavily. It was the best concert I have attended in all of my life. MY overall rating of it is a 9.5/10. It would have been better if they had a better supporting band.