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6 hours ago, tape said:

When they did the "Writing the Future" mini-tour closing out the cycle for that album, that song was the encore. Honestly the stage/lighting concept for that show was one of my favorites. It was mostly pretty simple - all white lighting, big wash lights along the back and sides of the stage, simple white spots and profiles, mixing up the lights in cool ways did cool stuff with it. They really told a story just with that really simple lighting concept and it was extremely cool imo. Late in the show it turned out there was a small series of LED lights mounted like vertical sticks - on a mic stand or a stand for one of the wash lights, along the edge of an amp stack so you wouldn't notice, stuff like that.  Also all white. They used those in maybe the last 3 songs of the main set and that was it.

Then they come out for the encore and do "Future". The only lights are those LED stick lights in white.  When it gets to the end of the quiet part, they did it live so all the instruments faded out/stopped while there was this looping thing of just Hayley's voice, the individual LED lights went out one by one, and then the band kicked in and it was color lights for the first time in the whole show. They kept doing some more cool shit with the lights but I thought it was insane how they went white lights only for the entire show until halfway through the encore.

They also did the audio fadeout in that song - everyone kept playing but they lowered the volume on everything, so the only thing you could hear was the unamplified drums for a minute, then they kicked everything back and slammed the ending. They did some really cool stuff with the arrangement for that live performance. One of my favorite live show moments ever.

I just found this on youtube which gives you a pretty good idea: 

 
 
 
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As if to drive home the point, the first song they played on the PA for filing-out music after the show was Failure's "Another Space Song".

 
 
 
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Anyway they're big fans of Failure and Hum so even if that doesn't make itself super-obvious all the time, it's definitely in there. This song is probably the only album track where they just dove 150%  in that direction.

Thanks for that, that was fantastic. I always liked Paramore but I fell off after Riot! and I  never liked the self titled enough to make it through the other 16 tracks or so to make it to that one. What a gem. I did love after laughter though.

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On 7/11/2020 at 4:37 PM, holyvacantsholyhell said:

Thanks for that, that was fantastic. I always liked Paramore but I fell off after Riot! and I  never liked the self titled enough to make it through the other 16 tracks or so to make it to that one. What a gem. I did love after laughter though.

S/T took me a little bit but the song that really got me was "Daydreaming". Once I caught on to what a gem that is, the rest of the album kind of fell into place for me. It is kinda long and maybe could have been edited down to 12 or so, but the high points on that album absolutely crush.

 

It's also crazy that they left 3 insanely good songs off that record (Tell Me It's Okay, Native Tongue, and Escape Route).

 

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