Author: Gabrielle Locke
The crowd crept up the steep hill approaching the gorgeous, canyon-like view of the gorge amphitheater. Some young, some old, some with kids, some painted in glitter others in plain clothing, the atmosphere was full of all kinds of fans with one thing in common; their anticipation to see the performance.
Indie rock band, Spoon, opened the show with a nine-set line up, showcasing their greatest hits like “The Waay We Get By” and “The Underdog”. Most people, me included, wouldn’t recognize the band’s name but would find themselves singing to all their hits!
As the sun crept to the horizon Cage the Elephant made a grand entrance. Lead singer, Mike Shultz, wore a skin-tight, bright-pink top and red pants, moving across the stage with so much energy. People in the crowd shouted, “Wow what a weirdo, I love it,” and, “He looks like Mick Jagger!”, all very true comments. While singing “Social Cues,” Shultz jumped down to the people and naturally ended up inside a trash can.
Beck gracefully moved from one song to the next covering at least nine of his albums, engaging the crowd with his wide range of genres from folk to indie to hip hop Beck has a way of keeping everyone on their toes. Beck finished his set with the song “Up All Night,” and despite the long waiting and cheering from the crowd, there was no encore.
GABRIELLE LOCKE | Beck is Back | KXSU Summer Intern