(Review by Britt Bickel)
Night one of Epicenter 2010 has so much for fans to look forward to, one of those being a reunion performance by one of the biggest ’90s alternative bands around: [lastfm]Bush[/lastfm]! Their fans swarmed the stage in an attempt to get close to the British rockers and relive all their ’90s.
Gavin Rossdale emerged onstage ripping into the fan-fave “Machine Head” that officially dusted off their near decade dispersion from live performances. The crowd ate up every moment of the hour set of their trademark gloomy hits, singing along to every word.
[lastfm]Bush[/lastfm] stuck with what they do best, playing to their strengths and keeping their set tight with well-known singles. This fueled their fans desire to nearly tear Rossdale apart limb for limb when the slick Brit-rocker made his way into the sea of rockhands during “Little Things.”
The band varied their usual tracks, adding a fresh take with an extended rock session during the heart-aching “Swallowed” and even interjecting lyrics from the [lastfm]Talking Head[/lastfm]’s “Once in a Lifetime” during “Everything Zen.”
The highpoint of the night was the intimate solo rendition of “Glycerine” of just Rossdale, his guitar and wailing vocals. Eventually, the band rejoined him on stage to punch up the ending. They closed the night with a big “Come Down” as the sun finally set on the day, letting everyone enjoy some [lastfm] Bush[/lastfm] until the sun goes down.
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