Pretty Lights Dazzles Raver Kids at the Fox Theater
|Pretty Lights at the Fox Theater last night.|
Wednesday, November 24
@ The Fox Theater
Better Than: Your average college campus party.
This Thanksgiving, we should all remember to be very thankful for the Internet. The tool that has given us Wikipedia, social networking and, most importantly, cute memes, is also very clearly changing the course of artistic forms. Over the course of the past year or two, the computer has given us more free music than we could have time to listen to, and while there may be something lost in the struggles of music stores and record companies, Pretty Lights proved last night at the Fox Theater that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Good music will find support from large groups of people, no matter how it gets to the ears.
Honesty in advertising: If you looked at the sign on the front of the theater (which read "Pretty Lights") and paid the entrance fee without knowing anything about the artist, but expecting a damn cool light show, you wouldn't have been disappointed. The Fox Theater has a light plot that would make the makers of Fantasia proud.
Overheard in the crowd: "This is the closest real life has ever gotten to five hits of acid for me."
Absurd shirt of the night: "D.A.R.E." Wrong place at the wrong time.
The ride home: Picture hundreds of raver kids -- still coming down off of ecstasy -- packed into a five car Bart train. Glorious dancing circles commenced, with everyone enamored by the talent except for the group of people too busy giving each other head massages to notice.
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