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- Posted on Dec 2nd 2009 10:30AM by Garin Pirnia
As soon as the Fires took to the stage to perform opener 'Lovesick,' the energy in the venue immediately shifted from tranquil to frenetic. Lead singer Ed Macfarlane began gyrating around the stage like a Chippendale dancer and would continue to flail around until the very last song. The stage lit up with flickers of light from all the cameras going off as ravaged fans fed from the band's palpable vigor. 'We're off to a good start,' Macfarlane exclaimed to the audience afterward.
The incendiary vibe continued with the following song, the band's hit 'Jump in the Pool.' The crowd shouted along to the chorus and proceeded to dance, while on new song, the tropical 'Kiss of Life' (from the deluxe edition of their record), the sax, bass and drums combo escalated the crowd into a full-blown dance party. When Fires finished their set with the disco-tinged 'Paris,' Macfarlane stated this was the best crowd he'd ever played for, which was obviously met with audience approval.
Even though he and the rest of the band were pretty tuckered out, they managed to come back for one encore, 'Ex Lover.' Macfarlane briefly traded his dancing moves for guitar playing and knob turning, but then started into spastic dances again, leaving the audience both exhausted and satisfied.