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Motion City Soundtrack / the Format: live in Clevelandlive in Cleveland (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: ManwithNameManWithName
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The Commit This to Memory Tour made one of its last stops in Cleveland, the lineup at this point being Men, Women, and Children, the Matches, and the Format opening for Motion City Soundtrack. Due to several traffic delays, jams, and accidents, we got in the Agora (much preferred to the House of Blu.
The Commit This to Memory Tour made one of its last stops in Cleveland, the lineup at this point being Men, Women, and Children, the Matches, and the Format opening for Motion City Soundtrack. Due to several traffic delays, jams, and accidents, we got in the Agora (much preferred to the House of Blues) right after the Matches had ended.
Went back, talked to Shawn from the Matches (who due to his black and white pants was dogged by comments of "BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE" all night). Went back into the office ( I was there with some venue insiders), heard "Attractive Today" and ran out. A girl that was in our entourage was hurt earlier, so we were sent up to the loge, and I switched between the loge and the pit for the show. The crowd was decent; many people seemed like they had just come for the Format and stood around idly, but everyone in the pit was 100% into it. The band played a very tight, energetic pumping set. When I originally heard CTTM, I was thoroughly disappointed by its overmastering and overproduction, and just the quality of the songs seemed too similar. All the songs live, however, complete themselves and bring it back to that raw, pumping, electro-energy sound they had on I Am the Movie. Mostly songs from CTTM were played, but all of them sounded great, and IATM favorites got almost the same reaction surprisingly. "LG FUAD" was one of the biggest sing-alongs I've seen in a while. Not much banter, except for when someone's Sidekick got thrown on stage, to which Justin dissed Pete Wentz ("A Sidekick! Are there any pictures of naked famous rock stars, by any chance?"). A lot of cell phone-holding up during this show. Kind of sickens me, although my girlfriend was pretty pissed I refrained from doing so, considering "Feel the Rain" is one of 'our songs' -- whatever, it's a concert, not a conversation. Anyway -- playlist very rough and out of order -- I apologize for my non-remembering state:
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