Thursday, May 8, 2008

Queens of the Stone Age

On Monday, May 5, I got to see Queens of the Stone Age live at the Odeon Events Center in Saskatoon. This was my first concert at the Odeon and I have to say it was an awesome experience. Doors opened at 6:30 so my husband and I grabbed a burger at O'Sheas at 5:30 which happened to be right across the street. There were people already lined up outside the doors and the line just grew as time went by.

We waited until the doors opened and the line died down before going. The show opened up on a high note by a band from Iceland called Mugison. As opening bands go, these guys rocked the show by pumping up the crowd with their entertaining stage presence.

The opening band gets off stage and not long after 9:30 rolls around. Out comes QOTSA and the crowd goes wild. They open with "“Feel Good Hit of the Summer” and from that point on, they ruled the stage. The show was up close and intimate and the band sounded just ike their cds. It wasn't long before the heat rose in the venue and everyone in attendance was sweating including the band but no one really gave a shit. The band barely took a break never mind stopping to wipe the sweat from their face. The show finally ended with them coming back to do a couple encores, ending with "Song for the Dead".

Queens of the Stone Age definitely rocked the joint and alleviated my fears of seeing a show in such a small venue. Looking back, if I had a choice between seeing a show at Credit Union Place versus the Odeon Event Center I would pick the Odeon any day. Thanks QOTSA as you definitely put on an awesome show.

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