oh my god. yesterday, was the best day of my life. it was, of course, the Franz Ferdinand "nokia: unwired" gig @ the hard rock live in orlando!
man, i can't even think of a word to describe how frigging AMAZING it was.
now i've heard/watched their gigs before, and this one literally blew
them all out of the water. they were just so fantastic!!!! Alex's voice
never faltered once, and his expressions and dancing just made the
whole freaking place go insane, likewise with Nick, playing awesomely
well and singing "tell her tonight" beautifully, Bob, stone-faced
as always played his bass with wondrous precision, and Paul, of course,
drummed so well that it made me wonder how his arms didn't fall off.
i was right up front, about one person away (in the center part) from
the little runway thingger, where Nick and Alex frequented, and where
they all took their final bow. (it was so worth getting there an hour
they all looked so dapper, Alex in his button-down red, long-sleeved
shirt paired with tight *squee* black pants, fringe well on it's way to
being as it was before, Nick wore a sort-of checkered short-sleeved
button down with black pants, Bob wore a button down black shirt and
pants, and all i could see of Paul was his light yellow/creme cardigan.
their set list included (in no particular order except for their first and last songs, which naturally i remember):
Tell Her Tonight
Take Me Out (which Alex described as a "golden oldie" )
The Dark of the Matineé
Come On Home
Evil and a Heathen
You Could Have It So Much Better
Do You Want To
Darts of Pleasure
I must mention that at the end of course Alex said his trademark "We
have been Franz Ferdinand", and introduced his bandmates before Nick
introduced Alex. Which was so amusing as Alex described Bob as
cherubic, Paul as "the boy with the beats" and took the piss out of
Nick, who of course reciprocated saying Alex would break all of our
hearts (followed by loud screaming from the crowd...yes, i was one of
them, shut up) and that he had "the voice from heaven".
all in all it was an AMAZING show, and I'm still in shock, not able to believe my luck
and before the show even started, while the band was still
backstage, Matineé and Take Me Out were played (album versions of
course) and we were made to sing along so they could get good shots of
the crowd singing along (and pretending the band was onstage...ahem)
look for me on MTV, kiddies :)
hope i didn't look too hideous...
mucho ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
to Franz Ferdinand, for making my dreams come true and playing all of
the songs I'd hoped they would play (The Fallen/Do You Want To/Darts of
Pleasure) and amusing the hell out of me.
they all looked so much tinier than i pictured them... :)