Muse @ Rexall Place

Long time no review, but I have come back with a new concert review for you all! I have never seen Muse live before in my life, but they were definitely one of my favourite bands to listen to. This show has moved them from one of my favourites to listen to, to the best show of my life! The crowd was warned by opener, Silversun Pickups that we should hold onto the back of our heads because our minds were about to be “f’in blown away”. We were not disappointed at all. The three beautiful columns on stage projected images of people moving along stairs, always going upward forever. Then people started falling off the stairs and plummeting down to their doom, the cover sheets drop to reveal Matt, Dom and Chris (l-to-r) one on each column. But these are not normal columns. They are split in between; the bottom half of the column rises from the stage while the top half is suspended from the roof and there stand (and sit in Dom’s case) Muse performing for us.

The bar for stage shows has been raised so high now, that at this point only Muse themselves could raise it further. I honestly cannot remember most of that night because I was just in a state of pure bliss and amazement. I felt as though my life had been fulfilled by seeing them while at the same time, my life had started anew from that moment. I do remember that confetti-filled eyeball balloons fell during Plug In Baby, Matt was wearing LED sunglasses, and he was holding a mirror to direct the green light effects at the crowd. He also had an amp/mirror to do the same later in the show. The only “downfall” of this show for me was a lack of Sing For Absolution or Take A Bow, but the rest of the show was so amazing that I didn’t even notice. I actually caught myself just staring out at the crowd in front of the stage and seeing the lights dance across the audience, I was awestruck.

As a final note, if you heard a female saying she would have Matthew Bellamy’s children, it might have been me or the thousands of other awestruck and enlightened fans.

Setlist

  1. Uprising
  2. Resistance
  3. New Born + Headup riff
  4. Supermassive Black Hole
  5. Interlude + People of the Sun intro + Hysteria + Back in Black riff
  6. Bliss (extended)
  7. Nishe
  8. United States of Eurasia
  9. Ruled by Secrecy
  10. Helsinki Jam
  11. Undisclosed Desires
  12. Starlight
  13. Unnatural Selection
  14. Burning Bridges + Time Is Running Out
  15. Plug In Baby

Encore

  1. Exogenesis: Symphony Part I (Overture)
  2. Stockholm Syndrome + Township Rebellion riff + riff + riff
  3. Man with a Harmonica intro + Knights of Cydonia

Thanks to MuseWiki for the setlist

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