17 Apr 2006, 05:16

Spoon @ Day on the Hill in Lawrence KS

Last weekend Jolayne and I went to Lawrence to see Spoon play at Day on the Hill, a music festival put on by KU’s student activies center. Apparently the festival was pretty big in the mid 90’s but had gotten progressively less impressive in recent years, and had been on hiatus since 2002. This year was an attempt to revive the festival, and having Spoon as the headlining act was definitely a good start. It would have been nice to see some of the opening acts too, but really you can only pretend you’re still in college for so long. The above video is of the song “Everything Hits at Once” from their album Girls Can Tell which they played during their encore. As awesome as everything from Gimme Fiction is, I still think that one is probably my favorite song of theirs. The sound and video quality aren’t anything amazing, but I was pretty impressed at how well my camera was able to double as a video camera, especially from how far back we were.


Comment by Brett on 2006-04-18 20:05:45 +0000

You’re right. That is pretty impressive for a phone. Hello! You’re recording video with your phone! That’s one of those things you wonder what you would say if someone told you that you would be doing this 15 years ago. You’d be like “Whatever. Why would I want to do that!?”

Anyway, I was way impressed when I saw Spoon last summer. They just have so many good songs. They are one of the few bands that I don’t want to stop playing. Ever.

Comment by Will on 2006-04-18 22:16:00 +0000

That definitely would be impressive for a phone, but this one was actually just done with my digital camera in movie mode. I did try using my phone to record video at a Wilco concert a couple of weeks ago and the results were much, much less impressive. We were too far back for one thing, but the sound level was just waaay more that it’s poor mic could handle and the audio was worthless. I don’t doubt that it won’t be long until something like this can be easily done on a phone though.