“Lisztomania” was such a great hit off of Phoenix’s album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix that I was surprised to hear it amongst the first three songs while in the photo pit. If this was how the French band were gonna kick things off, what would they have in store for a finale? Well it turns out quite a lot and not just “1901”.
Even if the audience didn’t have an inkling as to how the night would turn out, they were primed right from the get go. When the band revved things up with “Entertainment!” the first track off their 2013 album, Bankrupt!, having built up tension with a video glimpse of them enroute to the stage, the crowd went wild. They followed up with “Lasso” and “Lisztomania” before I had to high tail it from the pit and make it towards my seat, and grab some fine cuisine (chicken tenders) along the way.