Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Photos by Chrissy
Last night the mega show that is Of Montreal made a tour stop in Baltimore. Chrissy's photo set pretty much speaks for itself, as plenty of costumes, animations, and ridiculous antics were involved.
The band sounded pretty much as on point as they ever do, voyaging through an intense set that involved old favorites and new songs as well. Sonar was packed to the brim with excited patrons, as Of Montreal seem to have quite the following. Tiger masks, make-up by the gallon and all, the show was by all means entertaining.
Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the opening acts. My policy for this blog has always been if somethings sucks, don't write about it. We all know there's enough good stuff out there to focus on, why highlight the bad.
However, Fire Zuave and Inkwell made me completely regret getting to the show 2 hours before the headliner. At one point, I imagined a magical soundproof booth appearing before my eyes. You know, the ones that money flies around everywhere and you get to grab it. At another point, we saw some kids dancing next to us. At which, Annie turned to me and asked, "Do you think the band paid them to dance?"
The singer of Inkwell looked just like the dude from Smashmouth, and based on their sound I wouldn't be shocked if it actually was. My apologies to those involved, but they were just not my cup of tea I guess. Lesson: Don't show up to Of Montreal early again.