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Yeah Yeah Yeahs blitz it live at Festival Hall, Melbourne

04 JAN 2010 | Posted By: Katie

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs blitzed everybody at Festival Hall in Melbourne last week. Karen O's stage presence is something to behold – the glow-in-the-dark headdress, the best cape we ever saw, the jumping, the actually genuine smiling, we die. The band performed under a giant blow-up eyeball and opened with 'Heads Will Roll' amongst others and drew from their three studio albums evenly and cleverly.

'Gold Lion' was a treat with everybody joining in with Karen O's hand-clapping, as well as the predictably sing-along 'Cheated Hearts'. The giant eyeball was later turned around into a moon (which would have worked perfectly at their later show at The Forum) and the band performed a heartbreaking version of 'Skeletons'. After leading the audience in 'Happy Birthday' to Harvey the sound guy, the crowd sang along with a lo-fi version of 'Maps'.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are classic rock'n'roll – spitting water into the air, Karen putting the mic into her mouth and screaming like a crazy – but have a healthy dose of sweet – the band were all smiles and Nick Zinner wandering around the stage taking photos of the crowd in a quiet moment. Their balance between crazy and adorable thrilled the majority of the crowd. Most people left wanting to marry Karen O.

Photos by Andy Hatton.

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There are "6" comment(s) on "Yeah Yeah Yeahs blitz it live at Festival Hall, Melbourne"

Respect JiMBOB
yay I get first comment of the year year years....
JiMBOB  -  5 years ago
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Member romcom
twas absolutely amazing... thanks again for the tickets guys, truly unforgettable xx
romcom  -  5 years ago
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Respect Katie
Karen O is not of this world.
Katie  -  5 years ago
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Advanced Member GoldPox
Best eargasm of the year. By far. I was speachless. Karen O is today's Siouxsie, possibly better? Maybe.
GoldPox  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member DinosaurSandwich
i had the best time!!! it was teh a great end of the year!
DinosaurSandwich  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member hollieberrie
so amazing live visualy she puts on an intese show
hollieberrie  -  5 years ago
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