It was the NOISIEST show I have ever been to in my life. And no – this was no metal or hardcore punk show. This was shoegaze – the ‘90s genre known for its musicians so focused on their instruments, it looks like they are staring at their shoes. You know it’s gonna be loud when there’s a sign at the door that says “Use the provided earplugs.”
But ‘90s shoegazers My Bloody Valentine conquered the crowd with their onslaught of fuzzy, feedback-flooded guitars, bone-smashing bass and brain-clobbering drums. It was beautiful. It was loud. It was the last time I will ever see My Bloody Valentine. Once was enough, thanks. But it was worth it.
In homage to the album cover of their 1991 masterpiece – “Loveless” – I present 3 time-lapsed photos of the band at last night’s show at the Aragon Ballroom.
My Bloody Valentine – “Loveless”