|Originally posted by Silky Johnson |
The warm up was recorded instrumentals of pop songs, which some idiot on the event page complained about, completely not understanding that was all part of the show.
For their US shows it was pop songs from '98 with vocals, just muffled, like they'd turned the highs and mids waaaaaayyyyyy down. I loved that part, it really added to the disorientation of the whole night. I don't expect artists to start exactly on time, but I wasn't prepared for them to do something like that and start over an hour late, so most of my edible high was spent listening to muffled Britney Spears, Chumbawumba and Cher on a loop. Thank fuck for vape pens!
Sidenote: Someone mentioned that Portishead's Geoff Barrow was responsible for the opening playlist/mix, but I don't know if that's confirmed or not.
|This show was amazing. So many conflicting and at times, uncomfortable feelings the entire night. How art SHOULD make you feel!|
Yup! The juxtaposition of the visuals during Frazer's utterly beautiful rendition of 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?' (check it out here, Stuart) really stuck with me. My wife got pregnant after they were originally supposed to tour around March of this year, and she'd never listened to much MA prior to this. I did my best to prep her for what she was in for, but in hindsight, dragging a pregnant woman who doesn't know much about Massive Attack to a show that the band is calling "a personalized nightmare nostalgic head trip" miiiiiiiiight not've been a good idea - she fucking hated the way it made her feel, lol.