Review: A Supermassive Muse Concert

On Sept. 15, the rock band Muse performed at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, in front of a crowd that contained quite a few Pacific students. Muse has three members: Matt Bellamy, the lead vocalist and guitarist, Chris Wolstenholme, the bassist and backup vocals, and Dominic Howard, the drummer and percussionist. Established in 1994, Muse has been on various worldwide tours and released several albums.

During the concert, two other bands performed before Muse: PVRIS and 30 Seconds to Mars. PVRIS warmed up the crowd with the powerful voice of their vocalist, Lynn Gunn. Jared Leto, the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars, hyped the crowd and filled the stage with fans to sing with the band. They performed some of their hit songs such as “The Kill” and “Kings and Queens.”

When Muse appeared, the crowd went absolutely wild. The band opened up with their newest single “Dig Down,” and followed it with “Psycho” and “Hysteria.” Multiple colored lights lit up the stage, and at several points, smoke machines would operate. Muse also performed former hit singles such as “Stockholm Syndrome,” “Supermassive Black Hole,” and “Starlight.” Between songs, Bellamy would offer a few words and share some of his thoughts with the crowd.

Finally, Muse ended with two of their most well-known songs, “Uprising” and “Knights of Cydonia.”

“I thought the musicianship was amazing, and all their song selections were pretty good,” said Gabriel Ojeda ‘20, Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Music Management.

Alex Almanza ‘20, Computer Science, added, “It was great. I really like Muse.” Almanza and Ojeda also both commented on Muse’s amazing visuals and colors.

Muse is just one of the many well-known bands that regularly perform within driving distance of Pacific. Students would be wise to be on the lookout for more of their favorite acts in some of the most popular surrounding venues: the Stockton Arena, the Golden One Center in Sacramento, the Greek Theater at UC Berkeley, the Concord Pavilion in Concord, and many more.

 

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