Saturday, June 14, 2008

Broken Social Scene - Lollapalooza, Chicago, 6th August 2006

rockpaperpixels.com via flickr

i can't describe how special the social kids are to me (in words), so i won't try (lol). 52 minutes of bliss for you. enjoy.........
#1 - jimmy and the photocall
#2 - 7/4 (shoreline)
#3 - Cause = Time
#4 - Fire Eye'd Boy
#5 - Stars And Sons
#6 - Superconnected
#7 - Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
#8 - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
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#9 - Goodbyes

bliss

(wish list - emily bush hall london 07/06/2007 & feist shepherds bush empire london 17/04/2007, 1024x768 jpg amy album cover)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did they not play It's All Gonna Break?

Sarahmouche said...

Thank you, thank you!!!!

matt said...

anonymous - sorry don't know.

sarahmouche - thanks for taking the time to comment - it's a pleasure :)

Sarahmouche said...

They did not get to play It's All Gonna Break because they came to the end of their alotted time, the crowd tried to convince them to keep going, but the next act on stage was the Red Hot Chili Peppers and they were angry that BSS was going to cut into their time. The act before BSS went long so their set was shortened and they tried to keep going but were told their amps and mics would be cut off if they continued.

Geigus said...

That is unfortunate. The same thing happened at Bonnaroo this year but they just said "Fuck it, we'll keep playing" and played It's All Gonna Break past their allotted time. By half an hour. Luckily they were the last act on that stage.

Scott said...

Actually, although Matisyahu was allowed to go long, BSS managed to start pretty much on time. The problem was that they were the only band during the entire festival that was allotted 45 minutes (Drew mentions this at the beginning of their set) rather than at least an hour.

Because the crowded had chanted, "one more song" and Perry Farrell had allowed Matisyahu to play another song, everyone started to do the same at the BSS set. I can honestly say that the BSS set was the best of the entire fesitval and everyone who was watching knew it. We were treated to some play-by-play from Canning while they called the main stage to ask if they could play longer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided that they were big stars and couldn't allow an indie rock band to steal their thunder. Instead they came out and played a pathetically bad set (even when measured against their typically horrible live performances). The crowd at the BSS stage, directly across from the Chilis, booed when they came on stage. The injustice!! ;)

We ran into Whiteman at the Hot Chip after party that night and got the explanation regarding the Chilis' decision. It was purely an ego thing. Damn did they ever suck that night... it was like having the best appetizer of your life and then having the main course brought out as a steaming pile of fly covered dog shit.

Scott said...

By the way, thanks for posting the music for download! I've been dying for a copy of the full show since the Lolla folks decided to only post a few of the songs for purchase. (Must have something to do with record labels or something? None of the songs including the ladies were available for download.) If anyone knows where to find a FLAC/SHN copy of the recording, please point me in that direction.

I'm listening to Fire Eyed Boy right now and this has gotta be the best performance of this song I've ever seen/heard. I was dancing my ass off! So many good memories coming back to me... Thanks again!

matt said...

scott; you are a star sir, thanks for the info. i especially loved this "Instead they came out and played a pathetically bad set (even when measured against their typically horrible live performances)" it's nice to hear from someone who was there, glad you enjoyed dancing your ass off to, i'm not the only one.

matt said...

scott - largehearted boy has flac

Meisen said...

amazing set. thank you so much for sharing it.

CB said...

it wont let me download the file...did you have to remove it? awww schucks

matt said...

hey cb

just checked the link, still working. try again & last pm or comment again.

Anonymous said...

bless you. I have been looking for some BSS stuff for a while now. I can't tell you how happy you have made me.

Nooka Jones said...

I was at this show and it was a true, monumental gem. Thanks for the link!

Cima said...

Thanks for the upload! I'm loving Broken Social Scene more each time I hear their live stuff.