There were the requisite Of Montreal outfit changes — Barnes went with the drunk granny motif with '70s style shawls and thigh-high neon blue tights — and costumed dancers, all that made for a fun performance.
Best display of glamorous sound: Perfume Genius No one filled the expansive space of the Red Stage on Saturday afternoon better than Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius.
” Says Barbara “I don’t want to make any of you feel bad or anything, but wait until you hear about my Harry, twice a week he pays someone 0 an hour just so he can lie on their couch and talk to them, and who do you think he speaks about at those prices? Five minutes later, half the squad pulls up, the Chief of Police walks over to the woman’s window. Yes, he would need hearing aids and they ranged in price from .00 to ,000, was what he was told. The nurse placed the hearing aids into his ears and hung a wire around his neck. ” “Oh my gosh” gushed Greta, “I’m so glad you called, I knew I said yes to somebody but I just couldn’t recall who it was!
But one thing that made last year’s stage placement special was the downtown Houston skyline behind it, giving the festival a distinct Bayou City identity.Best way to kick off the weekend: Of Montreal Kevin Barnes’ gang of psych misfits unofficially kicked off the ceremonies by bringing a decent crowd during their early Saturday set.Rather than being outside, behind the Post HTX headquarters where hardly anyone visited last year, organizers opened a brand new part of the building and created something truly special — a circular rotunda for DJs to play in, surrounded by spaced out LED screens blasting tripped out visuals. It was a scene straight from a late-'90s rave, but even better.Best case for going back to last year’s set-up: Red Stage Not that the Red Stage was poorly placed — it was fine where it was this year and the sound system was out of this world.Security was tight but generally not overbearing, not an easy feat in this era of heightened tension surrounding concerts.
Organizers deserve a huge amount of credit for nailing it with programming and exhibiting professionalism all the way through the last performance.Once a week he brings me a huge bouquet of flowers, he’s constantly bringing me out to restaurants to eat, if I so much as hint that I want something the next morning it’s on my doorstep.” “That’s very nice about your Freddie”, says Gertrude. A cop pulls her over and says “ma’am, can I please see your license? It’s the wire around your neck – it makes people talk louder!“But with all due respect, when I think about the way my Sammy takes care of me, it just can’t compare. ” She says “I’m sorry, officer, but I got it revoked two years ago for drunk driving.” His brow furrows and he straightens up. ” She pulls it out of the glove compartment and hands it to him. ” He bangs open the trunk of the car and flinches: but it was completely empty… ” The neighbors thought it was odd, but 93 year old Morton was dating again.Hundreds crammed around the Green Stage to see the star wattage on full display as an impeccably dressed Belcalis Almanzar spit fire and threw down moves straight from her days as an exotic dancer, leading to a display of cell phones shooting up in the air as though they had all caught fire at once to record the show.After 15 minutes, the new queen B strutted off stage, leaving all of us to pick our jaws off the ground.” “Now I’m going to open the home page of google”, I explained. Now type in ANY question you want into the bar over here and you will find an answer to your question.” I confidently assured her. Walking into the room of an old man, with the cameras whirring, the nominee was surprised when the old man offered him some peanuts from a bowl on the table.