As I walked to the Ad Astra stage to see OK GO I began to wonder if the walk would be worth it. Having never seen the band live fears that they were just another hype machine went though my head. These thoughts couldn’t have proved to be more wrong as OK GO set the bar for the rest of the bands for the day. It was almost as is if singer Damian Kulash was screaming to the other bands saying “top this!” The band did it all, everything from a hand bell performance, an acoustic moment from within the crowd, and even pulling a lucky fan on stage to finish out a song on Kulash’s guitar. Not only was the show filled with memorable moments, the band’s performance was living up to those little extras. Songs like “Here It Goes Again” had never sounded so good and left me with nothing but an impressed feeling. The band felt more together live, going with the old story that you can’t capture that live feeling on a record. OK GO is definitely a band you should make the effort to see live. I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Here is a video of Damian performance of Last Leaf from in the crowd at Kanrocksas.
By Ryan Davis