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Metric and K-OS (and youth today)

Posted by Kim / September 14, 2007

20070914_csu1.jpgLast night, the Concordia Student Union hosted the closing bash for orientation, a week-long affair introducing new Concordia students to the life of the university student. Though hardly a new student (seven years later and I’m still desperately clinging to my student-status there), I decided to check out this free concert on Mackay, featuring Metric and K-OS.

I got there late, about forty-five minutes into Metric’s set. Taking Sherbrooke to Mackay got me in the back way, so I was behind the stage and then about three minutes later, I was about one row of people away from the stage, west on centre with a perfect view to both the happenings on stage and the stairs leading off and on stage. Nice place to be, especially considering the people watching the show waaay down at the corner of St-Catherine and Mackay.

More entertaining than the show on the stage was the show in the audience. Perhaps it’s because I don’t often see them en masse like this, but wow, is youth culture something else. Never have I seen so many useless belts! Never have I seen people chug energy drinks so quickly (never sleep again, never sleep again)! Never have I seen so many comb-overs on people under twenty…forget fifty! And the cell phones? I was surrounded by the glowing keypads of hundreds of them, kids texting and taking photos of one another as they huddled in groups.

But as I giggled away like an embittered crazy cat-lady, I got to thinking about my teenage years. Are skinny jeans and comb-overs much worse than plaid flannel shirts and hair dyed pink with Kool-Aid? Is an energy drink different from popping caffeine pills? And if cell phones had been around when I was a teen, I’m pretty sure I would have captured all those precious moments as well. The night was eye-opening, for more than one reason.

Oh yeah…and how about the music? Suffice it to say, it was a good show. Metric played loudly and enthusiastically, playing many of the songs that made them the popular band they are. They even stopped for a few cell phone photos when they left the stage. DJ Scratch Bastard kept the crowd happy during the long wait for K-OS to hit the stage, but I believe the wait was worth it when they broke into loud and grinding hip hop, throwing in lots of improv while they were up there.

Or at least, for the time I actually saw them. I had to sit down halfway through because my knees hurt and my lower back was aching.

Discussion

13 Comments

eye of the speller / September 14, 2007 at 11:31 am
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improv. abbr. of improvisation. not improve. you may delete this after correcting.
kim / September 14, 2007 at 11:43 am
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No need to delete, I can admit mistakes!
(Though I completely blame SpellCheck for this one).

Thanks!
Con-U student / September 27, 2007 at 12:20 am
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I gotta say, I love Skratch Bastid and he was _on_ that night, but K-OS, man, was such a let down! Lame, uninspired set, wasted and sexist to boot. Were you there when he was trying to hype the crowd up? He tells the manly men to make some noise, then the girls, and announces that "this is why we(men) rule the world". Wtf?
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