Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:45 PM
Sorry to bring up this thread again (It's been one year and a few months since the show) but It was a memorable experience for me (and for my sister) and I wanted to share all my impressions here, since we don't see much band like R.E.M. here in Colombia, and I have listened to them since I was twelve years.
They played in a very old and dirty arena, which has a horrible accoustic, but It was ok I guess because songs like "Whats the Frecuency Kenneth" and "I took your name" sounded very hard, very rockish, also songs like "Walk Unafraid" and "Everybody Hurts" sounded all right. Strangely enough, there wasn't many people smoking pot (which is usual during concerts here) but there was a guy stoned to death while Mars Volta was performing, also, the arena was half filled, which was a shame, but most of the people knew the songs (you can see on the videos how the people were singing to what's the frecuency kenneth).
I wasn't really surprised when the lights went off, but It was neat, hearing the band and not seeing anything, I think Michael Stipe really enjoyed, and overall he was very happy, he smiled during tons of times, and Mike Mills was really happy too, cheering the crowd and all, he even promised to come back (I hope so).
I wanna say THANKS R.E.M., you gave me the best experience in years.