Long train ride back to the Jersey Shore with a loud drunk girl entertaining us half the way. The show was great as well. Much more crowded than the last time I saw them, but I attribute that to being a 21+ show on Halloween.
Chatted with Hayashi a bit before the performance. Tried to buy his hoodie (it was so much cooler than the t-shirt for sale!) but settled for a copy of Absolute instead.
Speaking of Absolute, it's true. The songs are so much better live. Bero Bero did not disappoint, and the antics during Fire Bison were great. 催眠術でGO is intense! Proof again that the production on AbsPoly didn't do the songs justice. I heard every new song I wanted except Speed Up. I love hearing new stuff live, although, still a bit bummed they only ever play what has been localized.
Pardon my ignorance, but the instrument Hayashi uses towards the end of ELTCCT is awesome. It works like a theramin sort of, but it's a touch pad, you hover your hands over to manipulate sound. ELTCCT is my least fav song on the new album, and watching him play it made the song awesome. He continued to randomly hit it in other songs later in the set, even used his guitar head. Fun! I'd like to know the name of that thing.
I can't decide if this beats the Halloween show or not for me. Halloween had the Devo performance, and my favorite WATM songs, but tonight's show felt much more like a high-energy back and forth with the crowd insanity classic Poly show. In 2008, I didn't hear toisu once!! Tonight he had us going back and forth between every song. It was a blast.
Young Oh Oh
New Wave Jacket
Digital Coffee (woooo!)
Bero Bero (<3)
I My Me Mine
Beat Flash (<3)
Fire Bison (madness)
Kaja Kaja Goo
Black Out Fall Out (!!!)