I’ve been to a crap load of concerts in my life but somehow there are a few venues I have yet to throw down in. One of those venues is The Armory in Minneapolis. I found out my favorite band Mastodon was playing there with Coheed and Cambria, which is a hard band to get into only because the guys voice but once you’re in they are incredible. I bought the tickets and got my mind ready for what was sure to be the coolest show I have ever seen.
Little did I know was the most badass, intense, insane, body destroying band to ever grace this realm was the opening act. If you have never seen Every Time I Die live you need to, seriously stop reading this blog right now, find an ETID show and go.
On to Mastodon, he only reason I bought tickets to begin with. This year is the 10 year anniversary of their Crack The Skye album and on this tour they are playing the masterpiece front to back. Their show began with “Oblivion” and not only was the music amazing the screens behind the band began to play an animation of what the album is about which according to Wikipedia is, “There is a paraplegic and the only way that he can go anywhere is if he astral travels. He goes out of his body, into outer space and a bit like Icarus, he goes too close to the sun, burning off the golden umbilical cord that is attached to his solar plexus. So he is in outer space and he is lost, he gets sucked into a wormhole, he ends up in the spirit realm and he talks to spirits telling them that he is not really dead. So they send him to the Russian cult, they use him in a divination and they find out his problem. They decide they are going to help him. They put his soul inside Rasputin‘s body. Rasputin goes to usurp the czar and he is murdered. The two souls fly out of Rasputin’s body through the crack in the sky(e) and Rasputin is the wise man that is trying to lead the child home to his body because his parents have discovered him by now and think that he is dead. Rasputin needs to get him back into his body before it’s too late. But they end up running into the Devil along the way and the Devil tries to steal their souls and bring them down…there are some obstacles along the way.”
Pretty simple stuff huh.
Anyways the show was so great and I will 100 percent be going to many, many more shows at The Armory. A beautiful venue with incredible sound and so many bars. 10/10 time would mosh again there.
PS Coheed was a great show too.