Friday, April 30, 2010

N*E*R*D at Webster Hall

The main event last night was N*E*R*D.  The place was packed pretty much wall to wall.  They came out and stirred the crowd into a frenzy so quickly that from 8 bars into the first song on, it was all euphoria. 

The set list was just incredible.  Then again, when you're N*E*R*D, you have so much crazy material to choose from that it almost doesn't matter what you perform.  We heard a little something from each album, including the yet unreleased 'Nothing'.  The new album's release date was recently moved to July 6th. 

The energy in the building when these guys were performing was crazy!  If the crowd was called on to jump, they did.  So much so that it shook the entire building.  Literally.  I could feel the floor moving under my feet every time we came down.  At one point, a most pit broke out and people began crowd surfing.  People were entirely lost in the music.

Band front man Pharrell handled most of the load for the evening but band member Shay Haley performed along side him for most of the early songs.  The chemistry was beautiful to watch.  The way they moved and complimented each other on stage was poetic.  They were never just standing and staring at each other.  It was organized chaos and I loved every second of it.

N*E*R*D is definitely one of the best shows I've ever been to.  This was my first time catching them live even though I've been a fan since Kelis' Kaleidescope album.  Now I know to make it a priority to see them whenever they are in town.  Thanks for the memory, N*E*R*D!

1 comment:

BD Sneakerette said...

I saw them in concert at the HOB when Seeing Sounds dropped and I can't wait til this June when they join Badu on tour at the Chicago Theater! Avid N.E.R.D fan since in search of!

Looks like it was awesome night - great pics!