I got to the Green Point Athletic Stadium just before the last opening act.
I won’t say much about them, because truth be told, most people were not there for the opening acts… (No offence meant.)
“Way, way out in space there’s an island
The natives are restless and violent”
The band opened up with a song of their new album (8): “Love in the time of the Surveillance.”
Then they took us on a trip down memory lane doing most of their hit songs from all of this albums (except If not now, when and S.C.I.E.N.C.E).
I was stoked they did Talk Show on Mute (one of my favourite songs. A less known one):
“Come one, come all
Into 1984…Yeah, three, two, one
Lights, camera, transaction”
I think it was at the end of this song that they went into a bit of INXS’ “Need you tonight.” (Rad cover!)
Another surprise was how they ended of Wish You Were Here with the classic Pink Floyd song of the same name.
Of course I need to post a vid of this crowd anthem:
“The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket.”
It was so thrilling trying to work out what song would be next as the night went on.
I was also stoked that they did Paper Shoes. That is probably my favourite song of theirs. (I usually like the non single tracks)
A beautiful surprise was I Miss You:
I would have loved it if they played: The Warmth. (But no luck there…)
But heck they have so many good songs:
“I picture your face in the back of my eyes a fire in the attic a proof of the prize, Anna-Molly, Anna-Molly, Anna-Molly
I’m calling your name up into the air”
The night went by quickly and slowly (We covered almost two decades of Incubus.)
Can you believe Make Yourself came out all the way back in the last millennium: 1999?
The band ended with one of their most well known songs:
“It’s driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I am beginning to find
That I should be the one behind the wheel”
Watching Incubus, I was reminded why I love watching live bands!
Thank you Brandon Boyd and friends for gracing us with your presence and Warmth!
(This is what I can remember. In no particular order)
Love in the time of surveillance
State of the Art
Sick Sad Little World
I miss You
Talk show on Mute
Wish you were here
Nice to know you
Familiar Faces (I think?)
*Disclaimer: My pics and vids were taken from the pleb circle.
Definition: “pleb circle”
Upon entering the general standing area – I hung on the rail waiting for the band to appear on stage. A person from the golden circle called to one of their friends in the general standing section: “hey pleb!”
I thought that was quite humorous!
And of course it’s good to share a moment like this with good people. Thanks Gareth and Kim.
Written by Darrel (pleb) Hofland