Unfortunately, a friend turned 40 this past week. I feel like I can safely say that from two perspectives: one is that he's now 40, and the other because celebrating his party trumped seeing the openers for Foals (Freelance Whales & Naked and Famous). I wouldn't have it any other way though - he was the guy who designed my logo after all. :-)
We arrived just in time to visit some friends and grab a drink. The show was SOLD OUT, and even on the same night as Iron & Wine (Go Cleveland) . Shortly after that , Foals took the stage and I don't think I stopped concert-dancing until the end. You see, they jammed... more-so than I was expecting. Their first 3-5 songs were great. They were tight and they played some of their newer songs which I knew. Totally feeling it.
As the show went on, they really drug out some song and got into some jams, going back to their older stuff. I really wanted to catch a song from beginning to end, but gave up on this one after 6+ minutes.
No complaints though... overall, I was thrilled with Foals. Breaking many drum-sticks, jumping on speakers and stage-diving... I can see how this band draws an energenic crowd, and then returns the favor.