Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shout and Rule This Mad World

Hearing Tears for Fears always makes me think of the 80’s, chimps in libraries (everything is better with a monkey), popcorn filled houses, and Val Kilmer at his absolute finest (Oh that genius Chris Knight!). The cover of Songs from the Big Chair is forever etched in my memory. It sat at the front of my record collection due to the number of times that I listened to Head Over Heels. All funny considering that after I bought the tickets to see them, I worried if I was even going to like them. 
From the moment Curt Smith came out on stage singing Mad World to rocking out with Roland Orzabal to Shout at the end of the show, it was an fun, electric show that never failed to please. They happily played a combination of their hits (even played Mad World twice – btw, thank you very much!) mixed in with new tunes, which completely sucked me in. Check out the setlist; awesome, no? Both Smith and Orzabal sounded amazing and they played off of each other well to entertain the audience. A happy nod to their reconciliation.

My favorite part: singing along to Head Over Heels with a massive audience. It’s fun to hear how everyone picks up on all the little quirks in the song. I was so full of nostalgia and good feelings, and it felt like everyone else there was in the exact same place. That was pretty amazing in itself. I am so there the next time they come around, and I’m already expanding my Tears for Fears collection.

  Mad World

This song is already amazing, but live it is unbelievably moving. My most listened to song since the concert.


Head Over Heels

Always one of my favorite songs and most definitely helped along by the video and the fact that there is a monkey. Sadly, I couldn’t find the video.


Head Over Heels – The Literal Video Version

I did however find this and cracked up while watching and rewatching it.


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