Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sonic Youth

Still as innovative and rockin as always. I remember when I heard about the show; in the Good Dog, drunkedly singing 'Sugar Kane' from the radio and Erich saying something like, "Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. SY's playing the Starlight!" Shit man! Well it finally came. We walked there in the rain as happens at every Starlight show. Walked right by Kim as we were getting in line, she walked right passed us and smiled. I really didn't know what to say. Haha. Be Your Own Pet opened, shit your own band. They annoy the hell out of me. It sucks because I think the majority of people there who were getting into them were only doing so because Thurston Moore hypes them up all the time. That man could shit on a piece of toast and people would take "artistic" pictures of it and buy it for $100's on Ebay. Regardless, once they left the stage we moved up. A kid next to Shelly passed out, fully contortion-like, right on the floor. Twice. The second time people just kind of looked at him laying there, including his "friend" he was there with. Once I realized no one was going to do anything I dragged him off to the side. His accomplice just kind of looked at me as if to say, "Do something else man!" Well buddy, I hope you enjoyed the show from the floor. Asshole.
Finally the band came on. In a place of that size, holy shit. They sounded better than when I've ever seen them. They played pretty much the whole new record but also threw in 'Pattern Recognition', with some sweet noise at the end, Pacific Coast Highway (!!!), and Shaking Hell, to which Kim declared to young fans shouting for very old songs, "This song's so fuckin' old, it was written before you were born." Setlist:

1. Incinerate
2. What a Waste
3. Pattern Recognition
4. Do You Believe In Rapture?
5. Reena
6. Rats
7. Sleepin' Around
8. Turquoise Boy
9. Jams Run Free
10. Lights Out
11. PCH
12. Pink Steam
13. The Neutral
14. Shaking Hell
15. Or

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