MGMT at Crystal Ballroom

Before MGMT approached the stage, I expected something entirely theatrical. As I was attempting to guess, Star Wars-esque ascending words climbing on the screen. I must admit it was hard to read with the fan girl directly behind me screaming her wedding vows to the band. MGMT gracefully climbed on stage and vivid, seizure inducing imagery filled the screen behind them. I had reservations regarding the quality of their live sound after reading online and speaking with friends, but once they played ‘Of Moon, Birds, & Monsters’, that quickly disintegrated, and I had nothing but appreciation for the hazy psych-pop the band produced. Additionally, there was no extra glam and you could tell they were there to play good music.

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