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Or: From the Beginning

May 20, 2000

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review by
Big Cooter &
The Dude on the Right
Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Big Cooter:
Thankfully Moby opened his set just a little bit earlier than anyone there may have expected. All right, I for one am not a big Moby fan, but I fully expected a bit more from his set. Being the semi-omniscient ones we pretend to be (we knew when each of the bands were supposed to start), I had expected this guy to put on a decent show. I seem to recall him from the second stage three years ago (I think this was about the time when he put out the James Bond movie theme song, but what do I know). Back then he rocked. He really seemed to enjoy himself and put out a beat that the crowd could really relate too. This time he seemed to be way to "Mike Tyson" about his music - A bit more "in tune" to the music rather than his audience. I don't know if this guy found god in more than the way that I have, but I definitely did not enjoy his music as much as I have in the past. Moby didn't do it for me this time at all, and I have to admit that, because of this, I bailed during his set to grab some eats. I don't think I missed much.

The Dude on the Right:
I think the problem with seeing Moby this time around is that Moby is almost like performance art, and in being performance art it is probably better appreciated in a smaller setting with those who can truly soak it in.

It's really hard to soak in performance art when the performer is on this giant stage in front of tens of thousands of people, many of whom can't appreciate it. I like Moby, and three years ago when he was on the side stage I could appreciate the art that is Moby.

This time the art was lost in a cavern that would be the pavilion. I'm sure some people loved his set, but not me this time. Maybe I just need to see him in a place with less distractions.

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The Suicide Machines
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