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This is one of the worst band reviews I have ever read. I had never heard of Ghostland Observatory before I went to their concert, but I went because I wanted a weekend out of town and a friend promised me I would not be disappointed. Not only was their crowd interaction fantastic, but the energy in the venue was consistently high throughout the entire show. I don't normally dance, but I danced the whole evening, I was entranced through the whole performance, and three days later I still find myself rehashing the whole night.
After the show I stopped and bought their CD, and that as well has been on continuous play since I got back home. I saw the Pixies perform in Edmonton about three weeks ago, they are my absolute favorite band, and I have to say that the concert Ghostland put on trumped the Pixies concert hands down. Their music is completely different I agree, but when I go see a band perform, I am not there just to hear the songs, I am there to see the performance. Of course I want them to sound good, but I also want them to address the crowd, acknowledge that their fans are there,and seem excited to be playing for your us. Ghostland did all of these things, and not once did I see a lack of passion for what they were doing.
This IS a band I listen to, going to the show was nothing about feeling cool and happening. I danced like a moron for three hours and I just didn't care. When I reference this show in conversations, it has nothing to do with trying to sound hip or happening, its because this is one of the best performances I have seen in a long time, and I most definitely appreciate feeling like my 25$ was well spent. I can also guarantee that if they come back I'll be there.
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