the beachum

I drove up to Orlando to see Animal Collective last night. The venue was great, the show was great, my night was great. But, lots of rain and angry dancing assholes put a damper on the night. It was weird how mean spirited so many of the people were at the concert. Just a few examples: My friends were called “colored hat douchebags” for trying to help me get to the front and a 19 year old girl started yelling at my friend because the crowds of moshing people pushed him into her.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s always the extremely happy and loving people (usually on drugs) at these concerts which make up for all of the bad attributes of live shows.

Animal Collective played mainly new songs, with some old ones thrown in like “Summertime Clothes” and “Did You See the Words?”. Deakin was there too, although you couldn’t really tell. Their encore was maybe two songs, neither of which was a recognizable song. The transitions between their songs was almost seamless, which is necessary for a good AnCo show. 

I really hope I get to see them again. Until then, this is the only picture I managed to take at the show.