So last night I had the awesome privilege of seeing MUSE in concert here in SLC, UT. And let me tell you, it was an experience. Amazing from beginning to end. I have loved MUSE for years, but I have been really bad at keeping up to date with their new music since I got home from my mission. I have just been hesitant to attend any kind of concert, and I honestly wasn't even very excited to go. However, as I walked onto the floor during the opening act, I felt the familiar, yet foreign feeling of the bass pumping in my chest. It had been so long since I had felt something like that. It was instant nostalgia. I never realized how much I missed going to shows.
The opening act, Silversun Pickups, were pretty good. I was actually very impressed. I had never heard of them before but they're music was good. I just pity anyone who has to open for an amazing band like Muse cuz, there is just no comparison. They had a chick bass player. It was funny cuz she totally reminds me of a good friend of mine. She even had the same hair and cute little petite-ness.
Muse was just amazing. I don't know if I can even find a word to describe them. I have seen some pretty awesome bands in my day, but these guys surpassed them all. Even Incubus and Franz Ferdinand who I thought were the best performers that I had ever seen. I guess it was just a combination of music that I love so much with the video screens, lasers and energy. They didn't mess around. They played one song after the next without wasting time talking about stuff we don't really care about. And the thing that made me respect them the most was that they didn't utter one curse word. My biggest pet peeve about musicians is their need to fill their live shows with expletives and inappropriateness. However, Muse was respectful and didn't belittle their music with stuff like that. It made me fall in love with them more.
My favorite part was when he whipped out the piano. Not only does he play the guitar (and keytar) like a rock star, but he can bust out classical piano like nobody's business. (Is this guy single??) I only wish they had played more piano during the show. One of my favorite things about Muse is how they incorporate the piano so mesmerizingly.
I could go on all day about how much I loved and needed this concert. Life has thrown me some curve balls lately and unwinding, rocking out and singing at the top of my lungs was exactly what I've been needing.
Thank you Muse!!
On a lighter note, I haven't had Sushi in like, 3 weeks! maybe even more....This calls for a sushi night.