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Summerfest 2009

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  • Started 9 years ago by Tyler Darling
  • Latest reply from feathers

  1. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (678 Posts)

    I am a huge fan of Spoon, and just saw them live for the first time at summerfest in Milwaukee (July 01 09). I got front row, waited about 8 hours.....anyway, wondered if anyone else saw them there? They played a great gig, but I had nothing else to compare it to. Others said it was a great improvement from some of their other gigs, saying that sometimes Brit's voice in the past wasn't too good live. Is this true? I thought the gig was amazing!!!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. thatsteiya4u
    thatsteiya4u
    (3 Posts)

    i wanted to see them, but i missed it! :(
    i'll see them when they come to the riverside theatre... hopefully.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (678 Posts)

    Yes you should! Unfotunately I've had new years plans, since last new years already! :( But yeah I did just see them, so I'm not too heartbroken. But I'm sure they'll play some from their new LP, which would be cool to hear live before the album hits.

    Posted 9 years ago #
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    hetkin
    (3 Posts)

    I was there with my friend Nate. We drove out to Milwaukee from Chicago and I agree, they were great. That chick band before them was pretty annoying, though.

    hetkin
    Posted 9 years ago #
  5. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (678 Posts)

    Yes they just hammered through so many songs. I loved it! "Sick of Sara" the opening band? Yeah not so great....I did get her necktie though! Is still have it!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  6. Kent71
    Kent71
    (4 Posts)

    I saw spoon for the first time in 1995 at the Mercury Cafe with GBV. They immediately caught my attention. At the time I was a huge Pixies, Wire, Television and GBV fan. I think there might have been 20 people at that first show. For GBV there was prolly 100 people. Total badass show. Over the next 5 years I saw spoon a handfull of times in Denver, Boulder and Austin. Still nobody coming out. Best Spoon show ever was in support of the "SOS" album. Britt bein heckled the whole show , about how "Waitin for the kid" is their only good song. Finally Britt screams at the dude "You wanna play guitar MotherF@#$er?". I guess he didn't cuz he finally shut up. . . Prolly only 15 people at that show. Indie Rock in the 90's wasn't that cool unless you had a flannel
    s

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  7. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (678 Posts)

    That must have been awesome to see. Everyband starts in a way similar to that. People liking them, or disliking them. Today no one at a Spoon show ISN'T into it. It's impossible not to be! I would have killed to see them back then! when they were really trying to prove themselves. I admire Spoon's determination and work ethic. Being "indie" is a lot about hard work, and that's something Spoon has always done!

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    feathers
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    I was there. Was my fist Spoon show. I had the same reaction I've heard from a lot of people: they are almost TOO good live. I don't know if that makes any sense, but they are almost mechanical in their perfection. I think maybe I wanted some rough edges or a little more of a "reveal." That probably makes no sense.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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