Posted in music | pictures on March 20, 2014

photos by P Squared Photography

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Kid Koala

Arcade Fire are currently on their massive world tour in support of last year's Reflektor, and though we'll have to wait until August for their three Barclays Center shows (tix), they were pretty close to NYC this past Tuesday (3/18) when they played Brideport, CT's Webster Bank Arena.

Playing off the "two stage trick" they pulled in Brooklyn this past October, Arcade Fire had openers Kid Koala (of Deltron 3030 and others) and Dan Deacon play on a small stage in the back of the arena. This actually especially worked to Dan Deacon's benefit, allowing him to pull his own usual stunts with the crowd in a more intimate environment.

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Then, like in Brooklyn, "The Reflektors" in their giant masks took the small stage for a song, before Arcade Fire dropped the curtain on the main stage and began their actual set. This time though, Win, Owen and Jeremy actually used the small stage during a song ("Supersymmetry") and sang back and forth with the singers who remained on the main stage. Like they've been doing at many of their recent shows, they covered Prince's "Controversy" during the encore. Otherwise their set was fairly evenly split between their albums, though only one Neon Bible song. After their set, Kid Koala came back out for an after show DJ set. Pictures of the show are in this post.

More, with a video and the setlist, below...

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Arcade Fire - "No Cars Go" at Webster Bank Arena - 3/18/14

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Comments (31)

wow, Dan Deacon still?

also, who the hell cares about ANY show in Connecticut?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:05 AM

wtf, play more songs

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:05 AM

Missing this event is like missing the half part of my life. My most favorite band and feel sad for not attending.

Posted by Lindsay Rosenwald | March 20, 2014 10:14 AM

sell outs!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:14 AM

is dan deacon playing any new material

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:18 AM

that was a really fun show!

Posted by blunts | March 20, 2014 10:19 AM

"also, who the hell cares about ANY show in Connecticut?"

You could ask the same question about LI and NJ.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:24 AM

Looks like a bunch of high school theater nerds!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:35 AM

Considering the bands that commonly play arenas in Connecticut, this was refreshing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 11:15 AM

I saw Kid Koala & the Beta Band open for Radiohead at Liberty State Park in 2000. I am old.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 11:33 AM

Looks like a lot of bros are digging Arcade Fire now. Reminds me when I saw Defiance, OH and there were a lot of bros there.

Any sluts at the show? I like sluts.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 11:34 AM

i was at the show. there was a lot of sluts, one of them farted in the pit

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 12:19 PM

@10:05 AM at least in CT you can enjoy watching a show with real people and not a bunch of fake ass hipsters from Ohio

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 12:34 PM

This has the feel of a band just going through the motions on auto pilot like they don't give a shit. Cashing in the check and are totally over it. The worst part of this is that the tour is just starting.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 12:39 PM

@11:33am - it was 2001

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 12:54 PM

lol i still have my ticket stub from that 2001 show why are we bringing that up?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 12:59 PM

Bridgeport, garden spot of CT
The garden always grows best over the cesspool

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:12 PM

Nice small arena, good sightlines, sound was alright. So, better than T5.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:25 PM

(generic Funeral era so much better comment)

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:32 PM

10:35 feels more at home crushing beerz and watching NFL

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:42 PM

I don't know who raised the members of this band, but they need the shit beaten out of them.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:48 PM

So sick!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 2:39 PM

pit fart.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 2:56 PM

I was one of the many who farted in the pit at the 299 Meserole show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:12 PM

i like smaller venues. better fart distribution

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:39 PM

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:52 PM

This looks like a Weird Al show. Every 32 year old left his mom's basement for this one to try to get some stanky on his hangdown from the Skeletor chick.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 8:31 PM

I used to fuck guys like that in prison.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 9:25 PM

"stanky on his hangdown"

Lol what a fucking poser

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 11:12 PM

How come we didn't get to see the tits on this chick? http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/cl/arcadefire/CT/47.jpg
Was she pit farting at the time?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 3:22 PM

Live free, die hard girls

Posted by Terry B | May 20, 2014 6:00 AM

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