“Are you sick of bands coming up here and doing self-indulgent bullshit? If you’re sick of the bullshit, say ‘no more bullshit!” 100 gecs’ Laura Les asked of the crowd about halfway through the duo’s headlining set in Denver last week. Their set was a lot of things, but self-indulgent bullshit certainly wasn’t one of them.
From the start of the night, which kicked off with a chaotic and energizing performance from the perfectly-billed opener, Machine Girl, 100 gecs’ Denver stop of the 10,000 gecs tour was anything but boring, predictable or, as they mentioned, self-indulgent. Instead, the night was filled with spectacular visuals (which featuring a go-pro that Laura and Dylan Brady would attach to their mics and display on the LED screen behind them for some songs) as well as a healthy mix of both old and new material, which found them performing the entirety of their new album, 10,000 gecs and some older fan-favorites.
And it was safe to say that the crowd was stoked. Fans – many of whom were dressed up as wizards or frogs or something that looked like it stepped right out of an acid trip – spent the whole night dancing and screaming along to their favorite songs, even starting a massive circle pit for “I Got My Tooth Removed” and tossing gifts for the duo on stage throughout the whole set.
100 gecs barreled through their 22-song set with ease, bantering with the crowd in between songs and introducing most track with a simple explanation: “This song is about getting your tooth removed,” or “This song is about a frog on the floor” and “This song is about one million dollars”. You get the gist of it. The show felt perfectly seriously unserious. It was obvious that, while the duo doesn’t take themselves too seriously, they do put great care into their performance, even managing to create beautiful renditions of even their most chaotic tracks like, “gecgecgec”. By the time the night came to an end, it was clear that Laura and Dylan had both performed their hearts out, and their fans certainly felt it.
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Dumbest Girl Alive
Frog on the Floor
fallen 4 Ü
I Got My Tooth Removed
what’s that smell
Hey Big Man
The Most Wanted Person in the United States
Billie Knows Jamie
One Million Dollars
Doritos & Fritos
Torture Me (Remix)
hand crushed by a mallet
gec 2 Ü