Fresh off of a World Series Game 2 win, the bars emptied and the ecstatic crowds filed into the Fox Theater with a unique sense of community. Teebs & Gaslamp Killer opened for Flying Lotus, both, respectively moved the evening along in a very linear fashion. Teebs, with a tribal, percussive trance, warmed up the sub woofers for what seemed like Gaslamp Killer testing the bass’ thresholds for the theater (not to mention my very-regular heart beat).
Then the main hour as Flying Lotus took the stage behind a thin, cheese-cloth looking fabric, functioning as a canvas for some pretty intense visual effects. His set was, as always, a one time experience. With familiar sounds and layers from Cosmogramma to 1983, Flylo mixed Until the Quiet Comes into one big set, never fully committing to any particular track. A highlight was “Computer Face/Pure Being” while Flylo briefly came from behind his tables to address the crowd with compliments to Oakland and their unique place in the world.