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- Posted on Sep 24th 2007 5:00PM by Steve Baltin
"We were playing f----ing [L.A. club] Spaceland yesterday," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler said Thursday night from the stage of the historic Hollywood Bowl -- a venue that's played host to headliners like the Beatles, the Doors and Radiohead. "So this is pretty overwhelming."
If Arcade Fire -- who were joined by LCD Soundsystem -- were nervous, it certainly wasn't evident in their performance. The Montreal ensemble delivered a stirring 90-minute set that was part concert and part revival. Highlighted by 'Windowsill,' 'My Body is a Cage,' 'Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)' and 'Intervention,' which Butler dedicated to Governor Bush, the show recalled an '80s-era U2.
It's little wonder that U2 guitarist the Edge waxed poetic about Arcade Fire to Spinner recently. "Seeing [Arcade Fire] in this little venue called the Olympian Theater in Dublin," he said, "was definitely one of those events where you just go, 'Yeah, this is what it's all about. This why I do what I do.'"