April 9, 2010


A couple years ago Jordan & I went to a MUSE concert.
It was held at the Mesa Amphitheater.
We got there early.
It did not start well past an hour of its scheduled time.
The Mesa Amphitheater does not have seats, it has grass steps.
When MUSE finally came on stage, it was awesome...but, by their last few songs our legs were tired of standing.
So Jordan & I are thrilled they have gotten a billion times more popular so we could see them at the U.S. Airways Center last night (sitting down)!
Silversun Pickups opened for MUSE. Here's a picture of Silversun Pickups with 3 Skyscrapers that reached the entire height of the stadium. They told us MUSE brought them & to be ready to have our "skulls blown out of our heads."

After they finished we waited...& waited.
Then we heard the sound of beating drums, but no one was on the stage, it was just the 3 skyscrapers.
Until...the curtains dropped revealing the reason we had come...MUSE!!!

Quite the entrance.

We were treated to some awesome music & equally awesome light shows.

It's the closest I think I'll ever be to seeing the Aurora Borealis.
Incredible. Unexpected. Definitely better than standing at the Mesa Amphitheater.
One of my very favorite parts of the show was when the lights all went out & all you heard was an electric guitar rocking out "The Star Spangled Banner." Not hearing the words made me THINK the words:
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Good to be reminded every now & then. Even if I was reminded by an electric guitar & the man playing it from England.
Another very entertaining part of the evening came from the women seated in front of us. Lady in her late 40's/early 50's, stood up most the time (she wasn't directly in front of us so it was okay), dancing. Not normal dancing. It was a mix of hula dancing & worshipping. Priceless.

Well, it was a fun night. By the end of it, I did have a massive headache like my skull had nearly been blown out of my head, but it was worth it.Thanks Jordan for wanting to go so bad I caved.

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