September 10, 2004

Franz Ferdinand at Roseland

POST #    1273

Last night, I went to check out Franz Ferdinand at Roseland, a big venue for a group from Glasgow with one album. Despite the lack of material, Franz did know how to - sigh - rock. They had energy and were nice and loud. What more can you ask for in a show? Perhaps some entertaining members? Check. Nicolas was pretty amusing with his marching to keep the beat and his hummingbird like right hand.

One feeling I did have is that the venue was almost too large for them and not perfect for them at this stage in their careers. I think it's okay to play for an hour when you're in a small venue, but one hour at a place like Roseland seems kind of lacking to me. That and their strange bow at the end. It was like a elementary school play. Perhaps that's part of their charm. If you're wondering what they played - just take a look at the album. I believe they played one "new" song.

The crappy clips:
- Clip of "Better on Holiday" (1010 kb .mov file)
- Clip of "Take Me Out" (884 kb .mov file)

Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music at 7:49 AM



I also think ending before 11PM was a little wussy - they could have made us wait until 10PM before they started their set.

Also, great pictures. I'm sure mine will be super blurry and awful.

Posted by: Jen at September 10, 2004 9:33 AM

I'm so jealous, I would see them play at a bus stop if I had to.

Posted by: CJ at September 10, 2004 10:32 AM

yeah, Im jealous too. and yeah, nice pics! my concert pics never come out well...

Posted by: Chris at September 10, 2004 11:29 AM

great pics. I was there too. I thought I saw you, but I didn't want to be an internet stalker and harrass you. But your right--it was a great show.


Posted by: jocelyn at September 11, 2004 12:57 AM

You guys were there? Dang, so was I. What a great show. Nice shots. I was back and to the left... Back and to the Left...

Posted by: neil at September 13, 2004 1:53 PM

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