They’ve done it again. The Airborne Toxic Event has left Las Vegas Changing the minds of some, and validating that of others and the final verdict is: this band puts on one heck of a show.
It was absurdly humid on the pool deck at the Hard Rock Hotel that night, but even the humidity - It Doesn't Mean A Thing when it comes to a good concert. The minute the stage was set and lead singer Mikel Jollett announced the obvious “it’s really f*****g humid”, All At Once the crowd began to scream and cheer with excitement for the performance. From then on the concert was nonstop enthusiasm as the band played songs from their albums and every now and then, threw in Something New, which by the way, was positively received.
Not only did TATE provide the entire audience with trademark acrobatics of climbing the stage’s lighting setup, an improv jump into the pool and even an awkward striptease, they gave me All I Ever Wanted from them, a terrific set list and a rousing stage performance.
The concert let out, Sometime Around Midnight and attendees were signaled to depart the humid outdoor venue. Retreating through the pool deck doors and into the refreshing air-conditioned casino, there was a momentary disappointment when a merch table was nowhere to be found. Blasphemy in the concert world, but it was soon forgotten. The rest of the evening was spent recalling a great set list, humorous band comments and events and sharing stories of that Strange Girl who wanted to buy the cup you were drinking from and annoying tourist encounters during the show. Yep, definitely a band for the books.