It was almost as if I was transported to June 1997 (when they played the Glass House a street over). Like you say, that was the longest show I've seen them play (though it helps to have a couple of encores).
I was one of the few 40 somethings standing in the middle down front (being in the balcony of any cool show is the energy kiss of death). My brother and I estimated that less than 40% of the crowd would have had the opportunity to have seen Pavement before (as many were 20 somethings, and would have been 15 and probably into Britney Spears at the time Pavement last played - it was interesting to hear Scott ask the audience if we had seen them perform before).
By the way, did I say the performance was awesome? Can't wait to see them in Berkeley in June.
I still don't get SM's antics when he's not the fixture on the mic (in support). I used to think him bored or dissing the song being played, but this is too consistent, no ebb. Now I think him just shy/uncomfortable/naked and a little ADD. There's my 2 cent analysis.
One of the tough things with this "reunion" is that many of the bands fans are relatively newcomers over the past 10 years (and have never seen the band live, though they've probably seen SM do his... more
I checked out the show at the Fox Theater in Pomona. I've seen Pavement about 5 times. Best one was when they filmed the Reverb show at Cane's. The worst was Coachella. This was the longest I've ever ... more
...They sold out here 4,500 Brixton venue x 4 nights here...with the vast majority standing. Some songs were 4 or 5 rows deep bouncing up and down....but strangely, after chanting for debris slide... more
The show wast Rad Nicene Creeder,Fri Apr 16 14:10
So much energy on stage, I can't get over how they didn't dissapoint at all, songs are mostly early stuff ( absolutley no tt) over three gigs in Melbourne. Amazing to here sm and spiral singing... more