Crystal Castles @ Neighborhood Festival, 9.29.07
The Neighborhood Festival was pretty good. Pretty solid line-up, pretty decent crowd, pretty cool press area, pretty cool people floating around; an overall good time, even if they did maybe try a little too hard.
I finally saw Crystal Castles, though, so that made everything all the better! The duo -- now a trio on stage (they use a real drummer!) -- tore it up. Alice looked completely and absolutely possessed, Ethan brooded over his synth with the most sever and cold gaze I could imagine, and it was great. Carrying a festival-sized audience it a tough thing to do, I'd imagine, and they did a spot-on job. Not only are you singing out into the wild as opposed to a small concrete block of a building, but you're on a huge stage, being practically molested by cameramen, fans, and maybe the hot or cold air, depending where you are and when.
So they did well. Check out the slideshow of their performance after the jump or right here