Thursday, April 5, 2007

Phoenix/The Pixies

Second best gig moment of my life - Thomas Mars from Phoenix stepping down from stage to walk in the crowd to sing 'Napoleon Says'. He walked right in my path. I seem to have really good luck with getting close to musicians at gigs. I touched his arm. He stood next to me for most of the song. He is a dreamboat. He is kinda tall and has the slim build that I'm attracted to. After the gig they signed autographs and I got each band member to sign my CD. I thanked Thomas for coming down from stage to sing in the crowd, and said that it was really cool. He said that he tried to reach out to me from the stage but he was too short. I bet he says that to all the girls! I wanted to ask how Sofia Coppola was and if she was in Melbourne but I didn't have the guts. I wish I was Sofia, for several reasons which will be left for another blog.

I was front row for The Pixies, almost 3ft away from Kim Deal. I worship her - she is my favourite bass player and one of my favourite vocalists. She had a permanent smile on her face which was weird given that she is clean, but she definitely seemed to be the most friendly band member because she was the only one who spoke to the crowd. She is one of my top queens of cool, with the other two being Kim Gordon and Karen O. I only got into The Pixies two years ago, but their songs made me feel nostalgic even though I wasn't into the scene back in the early 90s.

A top 5 gig.

1 comment:

Lolabola said...

ooh that gave me goosebumps.

I never get close to the band it seems except the one time my friend's band opened for Social Distortion and I got to watch them from the top of a speaker on the side. Not a huge fan of theirs but it was a great view of the aggressive spitting match that occured between stage and pit.

I have another friend who looks like Iggy Pop. He went to one of his concerts wearing what he always does, a black t-shirt and jeans, and the bouncers got confused and thought he was Iggy Pop so they pushed him all the way to the front and he watched the concert from there.

Pixies are super nostalgic for me and I think I would enjoy them live and be able to disassociate it from the 90's but I'm not sure. Wish I had seen them live back then.