Venue: John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Beck's first show after Colors was released was a small hometown gig in Los Angeles. The concert was a high energy, hits-based event, but the new Colors songs filled it out. The show felt like it had sections: began with the blues rock hits, heavy yet funky. (Beck called it "Hollywood grime".) Then a short quieter set, Sea Change and Morning Phase stuff (both recorded nearby the venue, and sounded lovely in the outdoor air). Next, the four "Colors" songs... the band has control of "Dreams" by now, "Wow" and "Up All Night" were popular with the crowd. "Colors" is very close to being a showstopper, but as the second performance, maybe not quite there just yet. Then lastly, the closers ("Loser," "E-Pro," "Where It's At"). Beck spontaneously threw "Debra" into the "Where It's At" medley, throughout which he didn't seem to want to stop - they kept doing more and more of each song, Jason almost singing a full version of "American Girl" for instance.
[people and bands
Banjo: Jake Sinclair, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Bass: Dwayne Moore
Drums: Chris Coleman
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen, Jake Sinclair, Jason Falkner
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Cecilia Della Peruti, Jason Falkner
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
keyboards: Alex Lilly, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Opening Act: Demetri Martin
Percussion: Alex Lilly, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Synthesizer: Dwayne Moore, Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Tambourine: Beck Hansen, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Theremin: Cecilia Della Peruti
Vocals: Beck Hansen, Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Vocals (Background): Alex Lilly, Cecilia Della Peruti, Dwayne Moore, Jake Sinclair, Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.