Sunday, September 28, 2008

Beck/MGMT @ Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

Hey, ladies! I've got some real Jello-y legs here, but do I care? I had a FABULOUS time tonight, and I'm actually not that much of a concert person... I'll hit you with the details like a coconut cream pie.

We got there pretty much exactly when doors were supposed to open, 7PM. We saw Beck from maybe 100 feet away or so, out behind a dumpster for a cigarette break. He was out in the open until people started pointing, I guess, so he was probably all, hey! Dumpster!

There were signs that said "NO PHOTOS" everywhere. For some reason I was thinking it was for something different because taking pictures at Cain's has been fine for every other concert I've been to there (and it's been a lot). But alas, it was for this one-- my sister ended up having to give security her batteries. But you know as well as I do that rules are there for breaking, so I got out my phone and took as many pictures as possible once both bands were out. (They'll be up once my phone decides to stop being dumb.)
There was also a fence in front of the stage. It was pretty ridiculous. But it didn't matter, because tonight was going to be fun.

I SWEAR the MOMENT I saw Andrew VanWyngarden on stage some reflex inside of me got me to scream "HAVE SEX WITH ME!" like the freaky teenage girl I am. It was unfortunate, but also 100% sincere. My view of the show was defined by whether or not I could see that perfect little face. I had kind of died and gone to heaven. I began to re-plot my not-so-carefully-laid-out plan to make out with him somehow.
The set was really lovely, and yeah, I prefer them live-- they sound much more trippy in person, and I was wishing I had weed. They tossed out two or three setlists afterwards that a chick in front of me caught. FORTUNATELY, I was texting out a setlist the whole time! It's because I love you :-)

MGMT Setlist:
1. Time to Pretend (obviously, they were not fucking around if they chose to play this first)
2. Weekend Wars
3. Of Moons, Birds & Monsters (my favorite!)
4. 4th Dimension
5. Pieces of What
6. Electric Feel (Of course, that one was REALLY fun...)
7. The Handshake
8. Kids (And much like Valentina reported of their McCarren Pool set, everyone went apeshit.)

Beck took at least 30 minutes to come out. Some really high asshat started pushing everyone and shit got real. No one was having much fun anymore, it seemed. We called over a security guard, who at first decided the best course of action was standing on a pedestal and staring him down intimidatingly, but then he got kicked out and everyone was happy.
And eventually, after much further ado, Beck came on and everything got fun again :-)
I put down everything I knew in the setlist (hey, his catalog is ridiculously huge, mmkay?) below:

Beck Setlist:
1. Devil's Haircut
2. Nausea
3. Novacaine
5. Girl(fight-- some drunk chick started causing a scene with my friend just for having her arm on the fence!)
7. Chemtrails (really cool lights during this one)
8. Loser
9. Hell Yes (Ghettochip Malfunction)
10. Black Tambourine
11. Clap Hands
12. Nicotine & Gravy
13. Guero
14. Modern Guilt
16. Orphans
18. Walls
21. The Golden Age
22. Lost Cause
24. Where It's At

Encore:
1. Gamma Ray
4. Timebomb
5. E-Pro

The venue got totally CLEANED OUT once it was over-- you weren't staying unless you were super-special or something. We had an excuse to kick it there for a little while more because some friends of mine scored VIP passes (they didn't meet the bands, but they met two really cool cats who played with Beck) and I was down for trying to lay my moves on Andrew somehow. But my sister was all pushy to head out, so alas, I could not try. If I only had a car... or license...
So no, my dream of making out with Andrew VanWyngarden was not realized.
But it wasn't realized for any other bitch there, either (knock on wood), so boo-ya! Someday!

P.S. How was True Blood and Dexter? Heard both were extra-gory, can't wait to see ;-)

12 comments:

Valentina said...

OMG this sounds like it was pretty amazing! I'm glad you got to experience the incredible hotness of Andrew, even if you didn't get to make out with him. The MGMT setlist sounds epic, and yes they are waay better live.

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