Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Portugal. The Man Played The Fillmore - Pictures, Review

Portugal. The Man played the Fillmore Friday night, and Hippies Are Dead was there for the show! Amidst swirling smoke, an epic light show, and droves of sufficiently intoxicated college students, the band from Alaska delivered quite the solid set.

While the lighting choices obscured the band for much of the time, that didn't change the fact that they were clearly well rehearsed, and intent on bringing the rock to their fans. The unfortunate part was that sometimes it seemed that the fans were intent not to notice.

Between the glow of cell phones, frequent Visine pit stops (really people? it's San Francisco!), and facebook updates, many of the audience members seemed to not quite comprehend that the reason they were there was to see a rock show.

Nonetheless, Portugal. The Man stood strong, and delivered on their rock and roll promise, which has recently garnered them a major label deal. While we have to say the audience left something desired, we were glad to see the band didn't seem to notice.

Pictures By Rick Audet
Many more photos at the HAD Archive


Anonymous said...

The show was great. I've been a fan for about 4 years now and love them more with each album. The Fillmore was the first time I saw them. I agree with the audience comment:well put. While trying to enjoy the beauty of "Created" I was blinded by chicks taking photos for their facebook profile and dumbasses texting/calling people to comment how cool they were for being at an indie show. Regardless, I can't wait for Portugal to get even bigger and consequently better recognized for the quality artists they are. Thanks for the post and great pic.