<tweet>I'm at Uic Pavilion
<tweet>The stage is being set up with palm trees and what looks like LOTS of lights!
<tweet>The Killers have some fiiine lookin' roadies
<tweet>The Killers open with Spaceman
note: I didn't realize how much this song really rocks! Must add this to my workout playlist.
note: Didn't realize how JAZZY this song is... guess live horns make a big difference because I don't pick it up on the recording.
For Reasons Unknown
note: love this song on the album but wasn't feeling it until it was halfway through and then it was great.
Somebody Told Me
note: This is when the ENTIRE stadium came to life. Awesome light show.
Smile Like You Mean It
note: I hated this song before the concert and still hate this song after the concert.
This Is Your Life
note: I MUST learn this song. Lyrics seem so cool! Groovy tune too.
<tweet>Bubbles! The Killers broke out the bubble machines for 'Joy Ride'
note: I didn't know if I wanted to salsa or disco, but I had to dance! This song has some kind of Miami thing going on that is super funky and I didn't really notice it until I heard it live.
I Can't Stay
<tweet>Some dumbass is smoking a fraking cigarette in here!
note: This is a song that I knew but didn't know I knew... must have had it on some playlist and learned it but never paid attention to the name. I love it now!
Bling (Confession of a King)
note: My friend decided to tell me a story during this song so I didn't really get into it which is too bad because this is one I like to sing to. I did have to interrupt her at the end so I could belt out a few verses: "Higher and higher..."
A Dustland Fairytale
note: Must learn this super cool song immediately. I want to know every word!
<tweet>Run 'Neon Tiger'. Everyone make some noise... YYYEEeEAAaaHHHH!
note a: This song has a set of lyrics that I never want to forget:
I don't wanna be kept, I don't wanna be caged, I don't wanna be damned, oh hell
I don't wanna be broke, I don't wanna be saved, I don't wanna be S.O.L
Give me rolling hills so tonight can be the night that I stand among a thousand thrills
Mister cut me some slack, cause I don't wanna go back, I want a new day and age
Come on girls and boys, everyone make some noise!
note b: After these lyrics, the entire audience started screaming... LOUD! And then the music was getting louder and louder and we were all screaming louder and louder. Fun!
note: As soon as they start playing this one I felt the need to interrupt everything and advise my friend that I set my Facebook status to reference this song. "Rachel wants Brandon Flowers to know that tonight, I am definitely dancer! "
note: In between songs Brandon Flowers sat at the piano and said "I don't know, is it pronounced human or human?" The first human had a midwest twang on the a and the second human was more like humon or something...
<tweet>I see London, I see 'Sam's Town' now!
note: This was the MOST BEAUTIFUL version of this song. It's recorded on the Sawdust album.
Read My Mind
note: It was kicked into such high gear here that I could no longer tweet or take pictures or talk because all I could do was jump!
note: CRAZY AWESOME!!!!! Full crowd participation and of course Brandon Flowers is a fun conductor.
All These Things That I've Done
note: Right before "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier" the music just hung there and the entire crowd started chanting the lyrics. Then Brandon came to lead everyone. Was super fun.
<tweet>'Read My Mind' followed by 'Mr. Brightside' followed by 'All these Things I've Done' just BLEW MY MIND! The Killers rock!
The World We Live In
note a: Why the hell did they pick this song as the first in an encore? Next!
note b: At this point I'm talking to everyone around us and we are trying to figure out what songs they haven't played yet. We knew they would most likely end with When You Were Young and that the most they usually did was a three song encore... I really wanted Shadowplay but they hadn't played Jenny or Bones so I was starting to bum because it seemed that there was only one song to choose from and it wasn't going to be Shadowplay.
<tweet> Oh. My. God. 'Shadowplay'. Live. I'm in heaven
note: SURPRISE!!!! They played it! Yeah!!! I know it's not Ian Curtis, but Brandon Flowers does a hell of a good job with this one. I was so excited I didn't know if I should tweet or take pictures or sing or dance or all of it or none of it... somehow I did it all.
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
note a: I turned to my friend when the spotlight was on the bass player to scream "that's so cool!"
note b: Why did I not know this song was so cool? They ROCKED it!
When You Were Young
note: Awesome choice to end the show!
<tweet>The Killers treated Chicago to a FOUR song encore ending with 'When You Were Young'
<tweet>I'm at Chicago, IL 60646, USA
<tweet>Have a euphoric (natural) high from the The Killers concert. So much fun. Tonight, I will dream of Brandon Flowers