I have to admit, I was really reluctant to go to this show because it was at the House of Blues. HOB and the Palladium are probably my least favorite venues to see shows. I think HOBs are cramped and badly designed. The bar area in the back is usually stuffed with douchebags talking out loud, so you have to try to either get to the floor (where it’s flat and shorties like me can’t see) or in the middle section (where more people talk and cough in your neck). Your choice.
But when will you ever get to see “Gangnam Style” performed live? That’s like waiting for the Shuttle Endeavor to land.. Oh wait… (Well, I didn’t get to see that live.)
Rita Ora was great. She did a 1/2 hour set including a couple of new songs from her album (ETA next year) and her two singles: “Party and Bullshit” and “RIP.”
Then came Ellie Goulding. We just saw her at the Troubadour so this was like a bonus show for me.
Then this happened. And it was awesome. PSY sang 5 songs and talked between them. It was cool to hear what each song was about and I had fun watching him work the crowd. I love when bands joke about their encore – “Ok we’re going to do this song and then walk off the stage and then walk back.” He did that too.