With Owl City
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach
Saturday, September 11, 2010
View a slideshow from the concert here.
for this show, we addressed his claim that he may "take ten minutes each
show for the rest of this tour and just play shit I love." It is
unclear if this happened -- and if it did -- did he hate the other hour
and 55 minutes?
by the Postal Service. Almost half of the crowd got up from the lawn to
sing along to "Fireflies." It was all right, but the shirtless dudes,
mothers, and their daughters had had enough.
Later, he made us promise we wouldn't get mad at him. When the audience agreed, he informed us he'd promised Cleveland he'd wear a Cavs jersey next time he played "near Miami." Without really keeping or really breaking his promise, he donned a half-a-Heat jersey sewn together with half-a-Cavs jersey (see a photo of the stitched-together resultshere
). Weak. He compromised with himself. It was becoming obvious that there would be no ten minutes of shit he loves. He played tons of songs the crowd did love, though.
He also seemed to be having the most fun when he was joking with the crowd. "I used to get really wasted and contemplate time travel," he deadpanned before "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Everyone sang along, and a few people joyously skipped across the lawn. I think I even witnessed the first kiss between a juiced-up shirtless drunk teen and his blond girlfriend.
Better than: Dave Matthews Band, but only by a little.
Chest Fever > Vultures
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay > Why Georgia
Machine Gun > Voodoo Child
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Beast of Burden > Perfectly Lonely
Covered in Rain
Stop This Train > (Homeward Bound cover)
Your Body Is a Wonderland
Good Love Is on the Way/Heartbreak Warfare
Waiting on the World to Change
Do You Know Me
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