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- Posted on May 27th 2010 10:00AM by Garin Pirnia
DFA labelmates Holy Ghost! started the party with disco-inspired beats from their 'Static on the Wire' EP. The four-piece band played the groovy 'Say My Name' and EP title track followed by club anthem 'I Will Come Back' before finishing their brief set on their first single, 'Hold On.'
LCD Soundsystem hit the stage and opened with 'Us vs. Them,' generating a disco inferno of cowbell, a spinning mirror ball, trotting beats and the crowd singing along to every word. Murphy announced this was the band's seventh show in a row, and despite saying his voice was fatigued, it certainly didn't sound like it. The band headed into their new record, 'It's Happening,' performing the jocular 'Drunk Girls' as silhouetted palm trees lit the background and Murphy grasped his mic like a walkie talkie and spoke his vocals.
The crowd cut loose on perennial favorite 'Daft Punk Is Playing at My House,' throwing their hands in the air and dancing. "I'm not afraid of YouTube," Murphy told the sold-out crowd, explaining he didn't care if they videotaped the show, "but it's a better experience to be here and sometimes it's cool to be here and not document it." Another new one, 'All I Want,' slowed the pace and got Murphy crooning, and the anthemic 'All My Friends' perked up the crowd with its rambling intro and life-affirming lyrics, but LCD saved their remaining energy for the finale.
During 'Yeah,' the lights dimmed and the band became shadowy figures against shooting lasers and blinking red lights that evoked a rave atmosphere. The song kept going for several minutes and eventually ended with Murphy's falsetto.
For the encore, the band performed 'Someone Great' and 'Losing My Edge,' the first single the band ever released back in 2002. When Murphy sang, "I'm losing my edge, but I was there," the audience should've felt glad to have been there, too, since this might be the band's final tour.