Monday, March 31, 2014
Live Goods: Kings of Leon at Key Arena
Emerald City Comicon Saturday tickets secured, I sent an open invite advertising a weekend of good times in Seattle to friends. One couple accepted and asked if there was any interest in attending a Kings of Leon concert. If it was going to entice them to come up for the weekend, sure, let's go! I immediately asked myself, "who the fuck are Kings of Leon"? A quick Myspace search later (50 million free songs, do it) and "oh yeah, the Fire Sex song" realization hit me. The show was held in the Key Arena, former home of the NBA Super Sonics and next to the Space Needle. To prepare, milady gave me a KoL playlist of some of their popular tracks and their recently released 6th album, Mechanical Bull.
In addition to nearly 2 hours of music, Kings of Leon employed lights, lasers, vignettes of women, cars, flowers, etc to make every song seem like a music video. It got a little dicey when one song had the bright stage lights pulsing rhythmically and seemingly inviting an epileptic seizure. Into the final stretch of their tour, Kings of Leon put on an excellent performance and was a nice addition to our awesome time in Seattle.