For some, paying $300 to see New Order perform at Miami's Ultra Music Festival 2012 in March isn't a big deal. Even if it means forgoing some important repair work on a vehicle, or eating cat food for several weeks, or using electrical tape as eyeshadow -- experiencing this legendary group is sustinance akin to breathing.
Ideally, New Order will play at least 30 songs over the course of their confirmed show (thanks, Crossfade!), but if they only play five songs, here's the ones we just must hear and some air-tight rationale.
Song #5: They were Joy Division.
It was one of the last Joy Division songs created. It became New Order's first single -- and a triumph. It bestows upon us the best of both -- the controlled despair reaping from lyrics mostly written by Ian Curtis, and, if you can keep the emotional power of the song and make it more punchy for the dance floor. Please. Do. It. You know who couldn't do this? The Killers with "Shadowplay."
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Song #2: Frontman Bernard Sumner -- who through song let's
Ultra Music Festival 2012. Friday, March 23, to Sunday, March 25,
2012. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. General admission
tickets cost $299.95 plus fees or $599.95 plus fees for VIP. Visit ultramusicfestival.com.