This was a mixed bag with blistering performances from My Morning Jacket and Wilco, surprising test appearances from Jackson Browne and Nancy Sinatra, and a hit-and-miss performance from mostly inaudible headliner Bob Dylan. So, essentially, you get the good with the Bob
My Morning Jackson Browne:
Wilco (my fault it starts late):
Wilco with Nancy Sinatra (isolated):
Us and about 250 of our closest...uh...fellow concertgoers were treated to a VERY intimate performances with one of the greatest songwriters, singers, performers, and all out showman of his generation...Chris Issak.
I captured the show, and you can truly experience the most REALISTIC live, recorded concert experience. From the back row, attempting to hear Mr. Issak above the din of the newport beach importerati. Basically, directly behind us was the bar, with all the rich and privileged drinking and hooking up, talking loudly, doing EVERYTHING but listening to the music. Plus, being characteristically rude.
The music, however, more than made up for it...if you can hear it:
This is the Flaming Lips show at the Orange County fair. Anyone who has been to a Flaming Lips show knows that any show is the most exuberant experience you will have. This show was no exception. The tour has been a bit toned down, but in Lips terms, that just means there were no balloons or beach balls. Everything else was in presence, including an abundance of good vibes.
For you, I have captured the concert in all its glory. Somewhere in the middle of the show, they did a cover of Devo's "Gates of Steel" which I've isolated for those who are impatient. For all the rest, if you are listening to this in the office, for the full Lips experience, have one of your office mates continually flip the lights on and off while your other office mates throw whatever is in the shredder receptacle into the air... And heck… If you have a cool boss, light the trash and let the smoke fill the room.