Summer concert season continued last week with the much-anticipated Café Tacuba show at the Greek Theater. As soon as I heard about the show, I purchased pre-sale pit tickets. I’ve been to the Greek Theatre twice before. And although it’s a nice venue for a summer night, I know I prefer to see los Tacubos in a smaller, more intimate setting.
Review: Awesome. This was my 11th (!) show. No, I’m not tired of them.
Highlights: Mediodía; hearing lead singer Rubén Albarrán show off his voice with Una Mañana; and hearing all the guys sing! Also, they played two songs from Reves/Yosoy (2000), Locomotor and La Muerte Chiquita. I’ve never heard the latter live. Being close and taking lots of cool pictures. Finally, I invited a friend who had never seen los Tacubos live. So, seeing him awed was pretty cool too. Oh, and a little souvenir.
Lowlight: getting my toe stepped on and dodging dudes as they were moshing during La Chica Banda. I shouldn’t fear for my safety during the song honoring the women. Ugh. Dumb boys.
Volver a Comenzar
Y Es Que
Cierto o Falso
Cero y Uno
La Muerte Chiquita
Trópico de Cáncer
La Negrita (only the end)
El Fin de la Infancia
Como te Extraño
El Baile y el Salón
*NOT in order, this is just what I remembered, I didn’t write the songs down during the show. There were 4 songs during the encore, but I don’t remember the 4th.
For more photos from the show, go here.