Went to the Friday performance at Terminal 5 with Janelle Monae expecting a good show but not realizing it would be one of the most awesome performances I’ve seen in my entire concert going career.
What’s cool about this show was that all the costumes and props (though awesome) weren’t necessary to make it good. Just the band (aided by front man Kevin Barnes’ dance moves) would have been more than sufficient.
Just when I thought it was all over, Barnes busted back on stage in sequin hot pants (yes) to do a mini series of Michael Jackson covers (double yes). A big thank you to Nicolas, my good friend touring on keyboard/guitar/vocals/drums (so basically, everything) with Of Montreal.
If you haven’t had the chance, try to catch these guys on tour in the US and Europe in the coming months. You will not regret it!
Full disclosure: A lot of people don’t know this, but I consider a Two Live Crew gig in Rochester I saw four years ago to be one of the best shows I’ve ever seen (I mean). This show definitely rivaled if not topped. Thanks again to the Of Montreal crew for a great night!
x x O