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23.3.10

into the white

into the white

last night i saw the pixies for the first time ever. i was in the UK when they toured here last time. and i was back in melbourne when they played in the UK. d'oh!

it was ecstatic, frenetic, uplifting, nostalgic, visceral, expansive and intimate - all at the same time.

within that quasi-public/private space, engaging with sound, music and shared acoustic space/taste, i noticed that standing in a crowd of people presents a particular experience of space. you get half-spaces, framed by the negative space of people's silhouettes and together that makes up your total spatial experience. add to that an immense soundtrack over the top of it all and it's quite a peculiar and indelible experience, irreplaceable.

viva la musica!

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4 Comments:

At 24 March, 2010 03:24, Blogger Age said...

I was there too (as you know!). I'll send you some pics I took (not many btw).

Just wanted to add that I thought when they played that song in particular "Into the white" it was one of the most hypnotic moments i've ever experienced at a live concert. Smoke slowly creeping across the thousands of people, the silhouettes on stage, nothing but booming loud noise and a strobe light. Fucking crazy!

 
At 25 March, 2010 11:51, Blogger paintergirl said...

beautiful photo L-train!

 
At 25 March, 2010 13:01, Anonymous lauren said...

age - as i already mentioned 'off air'.. that song and that moment was phenomenal. and thanks for the pics! interesting to see it from a completely different angle.

miss jones - why thank you lovely xx

 
At 25 March, 2010 14:29, Blogger Rob Mortimer said...

Jealous...

 

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