Muse February 25, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Event, Malaysia, Note2Self.
Minutes after the post was uploaded from my cellphone, Muse came on stage! I should have brought a videocam. Damn.
Only one word. Awesome.
They may sound good recorded, but seeing them live was awesome, awesome, AWESOME. Fantastic guitar work (jaw-droppingly fantastic!), the amazing energy amplified and stage showmanship. We were drenched in sweat and adrenaline. By the second song, we had moshed and moved to the middle, so unbelievably great views!
Location Map c/- Politikus/Mega Muse Fan.
According to Wikipedia,
The same riff was mentioned among the best-ever riffs in Q magazine‘s Rock and Pop Miscellany. As well as this, the riff for “Stockholm Syndrome” was voted the greatest riff ever by Australian radio station Triple J’s Top 100 Riffs of all time, above Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and other iconic riffs. “Plug In Baby” also made the top 20.
Halfway into the concert (during the piano bits), I thought of 3 things (apart from finally deciding to buy that electric guitar I’d been eyeing for too long).
1. There we were, stomping and jumping, exchanging fluids i.e. sweat, singing, grabbing each other so that we could jump higher. Despite the aches, bruises and scratches, we moved as one solid happy unit, without any regard for age, gender, religion or ethnicity. So much better and cheaper than National Service. Happy Shiny People. I like Happy.
2. Instead of giving Mat Rempits bikes and trips, they should have music lessons and proper music gear. And have a proper battle of the bands comp. (Yeah, that’s Pledge # 84!)
3. I’d much rather be a musician than a politician. Lead guitarist in a hot band, thanks very much.
My brother, who works for the ‘beverage that roars’ gave me the complimentary tickets as my angpow, so he rawks! Bro – Can I have a kick-a** electric guitar and amp to boot for my birthday :P?