A Blast from the Past: Interpol at Chicago Theatre
On February 8, New York based band Interpol came to town for a night at the Chicago Theatre, much to the delight of former Living and Travel Editor Emilia, who kindly bought us both tickets to the show. We haven’t been to a concert together since October for Brockhampton, and June previously for Depeche Mode (we do love a good boy band), so it was high time for us to yet again brave the crowds of fans and go rock out for a night.
Having grown up in the aughts and had all my pivotal developmental milestones when bands like The Killers and The Strokes reigned supreme over the hearts of us moody kids, Interpol’s crowd was remarkably comprised of people of all ages. The show was exactly as my pre-teenaged self would have hoped, with the suited band performing a mix of their most popular songs and their newer songs following an opener by Sunflower Bean.
Energy remained high throughout their two hour set, with plenty of chances to hear Interpol’s greatest hits while taking in the the beauty of the classic landmark that is Chicago Theatre. Their setlist never fails to disappoint, especially with “Obstacle 1” in the encore.
As far as the venue goes, it’s safe to say it never hurts to arrive just in time to grab an organic vodka Red Bull before the show starts and take some mirror pics in front of the chintzy red velvet couch on the second floor mezzanine. The concert ended around eleven, giving Emilia and me plenty of time to grab some post-concert bubbly at Cindy’s Rooftop.
In the mean time, give their most recent album, Marauder, and their latest single “Fine Mess” a listen.
All photos courtesy of Joe Ruffalo, including featured image.