Pixies pics

Pixies at the Aragon
The Pixies at the Aragon, 17 November 2004
–photo by girl in black

My best friend took my girlfriend to see the Pixies last night and kept calling it a “date”? Should I be jealous?

Erica reports that they were checking for cameras, but didn’t see her lil’ Sony U20. That explains why the Pixies pictures I’ve seen are all camera-phoney, like these from my friend girl in black, or these on Flickr.

Here’s Erica’s review:

Having never been to the Aragon Ballroom, I found it to be much larger than I expected. Basically a large dome room, it made the acoustics of the band very muddled and noise-like. Since I only knew a few Pixies songs, it was interesting to hear their time signature changes and complex melodies in this venue–it was basically a giant wall of sound, both hard to distinguish and also very cool.

I loved seeing Kim Deal perform live again (having seen the Breeders at Lollapalooza 1994), who is one of the most distinctive voices in modern rock, in my opinion. By far, the highlight of the concert was towards the beginning, when Kim sang “In Heaven,” which may be a normal Pixies song to Pixies fans, but it is more importantly the song sung by The Radiator Lady in David Lynch‘s “Eraserhead” (one of my personal favorite moments of cinema.) The band rarely made any pauses or took any breaks, and they didn’t say much if anything to the audience. They had one of the most adorable bows I had ever seen in my years of going to concerts–all 4 members walking to different parts of the stage and waving goodbye to the audience before deciding to play an encore.

Overall, it was an awesome night of rocking out, and I will certainly be a Pixies fan from now on.

4 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on November 18th, 2004 @ 4:55 pm

    i’m in that picture somewhere. just left of center… somewhere.

  2. pixie (unregistered) on November 19th, 2004 @ 4:27 pm

    i concur. as a huge pixies fan, this was the best show ever. some friends who went with didn’t agree with me, but they are just friends and clearly have no taste. i saw them in the late 80’s and it brought tears to my eyes and put some dance in my pants to see them back up there rocking out. long live the pixies!!!

  3. Steve McCarthy (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 10:40 am

    I saw the Pixies the other night in toronot..was one of the best shows ive ever been too i had to work my way to the front of 8 thousand people then some asshole urinated on me but i wasnt letting it ruin the show…Kim Deal was by far my favourite pixie twas a memorable night

  4. MAUZETTE (unregistered) on January 29th, 2005 @ 12:29 pm


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