After the tremulous disappointment that was the WHY? show that I saw last Wednesday, I didn't expect too much from BLOC PARTY this past Friday at the House of Blues. I mean, they had one really good record, and seem to have been stuck in the much and mire of "second album" syndrome for their last three releases.
Like all my great essays go, I have a preface and a
legitimate alibi to why this one is late. Two words: technical difficulties.
I’ve never felt more technologically incompetent this past weekend, surrounded by hundreds of
photographers and journalists who “knew what they were doing.” I’m going to
start at the very beginning.