Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Tonight at Beck's concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, stagehands brought out a dinner table replete with placesettings, then the band members put down their instruments to sit for a mid-show snack while their shaggy-haired troubador carried on with acoustic guitar and harmonica.
It was an odd sight for a rock show, but then again it followed live marionettes and a puppet cam.
During Beck's four solo songs, the five band members feasted on salad, a bowl of fruit, red wine and water in wine glasses until they could no longer resist the contagious groove and started using their utensils and serving vessels as impromptu percussion.
In contrast, the marionette mise en scene had the muppet band members eating what looked like fake pieces of red meat.
I plan to find out exactly what was served at the show through my industry insider connections. I'll be sure to report back.