August 16th, 2012, 11:27 am · · posted by DAVID HALL, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
I thought I’d quenched my thirst for Franz Ferdinand – who hadn’t played a West Coast gig since the tail-end of 2009 – with a tremendous showing at the final day of Outside Lands in San Francisco on Sunday. But that performance was so convincingly fierce that when offered the chance to catch them again at Pomona’s Glass House Tuesday night, I couldn’t resist.
Given how sporadically the band has toured the U.S., how could I pass up a performance so relatively close to my O.C. base and in such an intimate setting?
This evening’s audience was apparently thinking along similar lines. So hyped were these fans that chanted, clapped and jumped along to every song, there was hardly a moment that didn’t suggest a euphoric release of pent-up love for the Scottish quartet.
That adoration was returned tenfold by the band during a 90-minute set that celebrated plenty from the group’s 2004 self-titled debut (all but three songs were performed) plus a few new cuts and the most groove-worthy bits from 2005’s You Could Have it So Much Better and 2009’s Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.
Photo and article by David Hall, for the Orange County Register
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