French alt rockers Phoenix played an excellent set in Central Park on Friday night. The sold out crowd enjoyed Passion Pit, but went bonkers for Phoenix, though perhaps the high school kids were just drunker for the second act. Either way, Phoenix brought gobs of energy, with some interesting twists on their familiar material, and enough of a light/smoke show to entertain the (tone) deaf. Despite touring so much, the band seemed to have fun too, with Thomas Mars climbing speakers and lunging deep into the crowd. I highly recommend seeing them live.