Last night, the Wife treated me to my first (!) KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. I’m way old. The program said it was the 23rd annual. TWENTY-THIRD! It was held, as per usual, at the Gibson (Universal) Ampitheatre. Yeah, I’m so old, I still remember it being called the Universal Ampitheatre.
There were 10 bands that played yesterday, and I was looking forward to seeing Imagine Dragons, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, fun., and The Killers.
I had a fantastic time at the show. The only negative that happened was the terrible sound interruption/interference during the entire Of Monsters and Men set. Someone else was talking backstage, and it was jacked into the main speaker system while they were playing. It pretty much ruined the whole set. I felt pretty bad for the band, who played on like champs despite the screw-up.
I missed Neon Trees, so no pics there.
Passion Pit played a short set to make way for the surprise guest – No Doubt and Gwen Stefani’s abs!
Fun. continues to be one of my current favorite bands to watch live. They are so energetic and can move the crowd well. So can The Killers!
Without further ado, here are some of my pics!
Bonus. Here’s “Some Nights” by fun.!
Vickie Bates says
I think she paints on those abs!
Haha! I tell ya – we sat really far away, and we could see her all cut. Amazing.