Travis

   
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US

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sgvoxman Posted: 12-04-09 8:34
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Still recovering from the show, you guys rocked so hard, the show was amazing, and the sound was overwhelming!! Just one complaint: "Song to Self" not in the setlist! Other than that, once again, like all Travis gigs, you guys prove that you are the best live band on the planet.
Pipestar Posted: 13-04-09 4:00
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WOW..what a great show.
First off, the Republic Tigers were an awesome opening band. I think they have gained a lot of new fans.
This show was absolutely beyond words. I still have blisters from all the jumping, but it was sure worth it. I waited in line for hours to make sure I was right in the front. I got a nice spot right in front of Dougie who was his smiley, flirty self.
Highlights of the night were Slideshow, Blue Flashing Light and Sarah! I only wish they would've played Song to Self and Friends.
I have been coming to their shows for over 10 years and tonight I decided I would wait after the show so I could finally meet them all (since I had only previously met Fran and I figure the signing back many years ago at the Virgin Megastore didn't count). They were all very kind to take photos and sign things for everyone. I was very glad that I purchased the poster that was for sale since I was able to get all of them to sign it.
I heard they said they are going to take some much-deserved time off for awhile..I'm just hoping it's not too long. I don't think I can go a few years without seeing them again! They are really the best and such a nice group of guys.
caljam Posted: 13-04-09 5:39
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First saw the band in Las Vegas in 2007. Blew my mind so I had to see if it could happen again. After all I bought all the albums and 2 live DVDs after Vegas. My buddy and I had a blast. His song is "Side" and mine is "Driftwood." Both were terrific though I also loved "J. Smith" with the climactic "YES" ending. "Sarah" was a beautiful encore and so was the surprise "My Eyes" (tho I missed not hearing the busker "Flowers In The Window" acoustic take from Vegas.) Great light show with the simple white screen but brilliant colors and striking contrasts. The band was so tight on "Something Anything." Dougie is still the consummate bass player, smiling at the crowd without missing a beat. Only wish Fran had told a couple more stories. But his voice sounded better than ever. TRAVIS is still the best live band from the UK and I'm already waiting for next tour!
lauriebel Posted: 13-04-09 9:33
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this, i believe, was my 5th time seeing the boys play-- they never disappoint. show was fantastic. i also have to compliment them on their continuing impeccable taste in opening acts. republic tigers were great-- much like my experience seeing maximo park for the first time last year when they opened for travis, the next day i was eagerly hunting them down on itunes. bravo, guys... yet another incredible show. come back soon!! xoxo
pcg Posted: 13-04-09 8:33
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First time seeing Travis live. The opening act started okay, but quickly got annoying. But Travis was freaking brilliant. I had been looking forward to hearing a wide mix of their music and also hearing some of the fun covers they do/Fran does live. By the end of the ample set, I didn't care about the covers ó Travis was just amazing. We were on the floor, second level (above the pit), with a great view of everything. Highlights: Re-Offender (my favorite Travis song), Side/Eyes Wide Open/Side (reprise), and the band's magnetic personality. The Wiltern is a great venue and Travis played to it perfectly. Easily the best show I've seen since Radiohead at the Bowl.
lindsey22295 Posted: 16-04-09 5:29

I donít think I have the proper adjectives to describe this show. This was my third Travis gig ever and it was by far the best! (not to say the others werenít amazing!). First of all, it was an impromptu trip taken by my Mom and I who ditched school and work on Friday and drove the six hours to Los Angeles. I am so glad we did and I think we will make a tradition when Travis hopefully comes back to the West Coast. The show got started at least 45 minutes late, but it was so worth the wait. And then I stood in the pit for hours with a broken foot, but the pain disappeared as soon as Travis came on. They opened with the opening bit of 3 Times And You Lose right into Chinese Blues. The energy of the guys and the response from the crowd was at a maximum the whole way through the show. The highlight of the show for me was the Side and Eyes Wide Open combination. It was absolutely amazing and I think it is the best thing since sliced bread. I hope it becomes a staple in future shows. Genius! It completely blew my mind. The rest of the crowd was loving it too. Fran coming out into the crowd during Falling Down and dancing with some people was really neat. The crowd singing part of Closer was very cool. Humpty Dumpty was great to hear again after hearing it in Berkeley on Tuesday. All I want to do is Rock was a great addition. It was fun watching Andy climb up very high on his amps!! I canít forget to mention Dougies flirtatious smiles! The encore with Fran only singing Sarah was a great treat. It was absolutely beautiful. Then during Why Does It Always Rain on Me the entire venue was pogoing! Ending with Slideshow and Blue Flashing Light was brilliant. I have wanted to hear those two forever and they were amazing! I hung around and met the band again and they were nicer than ever. I wonít ever forget this show and only hope that I get to witness another like it again. Thank you Fran, Andy, Dougie, and Neil for the most amazing night!

Setlist (middle songs most likely out of order):
First part of 3 Times and You Lose right into Chinese Blues
Writing to Reach You
J Smith
Selfish Jean
Re-offender
Something Anything
Long Way Down
Driftwood
Side/Eyes Wide Open (fuckin' amazing!!!)
Love Will Come Through
Falling Down
Closer
Sing
Humpty Dumpty Love Song
All I want to do is Rock
Before You were Young
Turn

Sarah (Fran Only)
Why Does It Always Rain on Me
My Eyes
Slideshow
Blue Flashing Light (!!!!)
suzoneill Posted: 19-04-09 11:37
Venue was freezing but that was the only downside. I was in LA on holiday from Scotland....yes - went all the way to LA to see the boys from home!

But oh my god was it worth it. Travis were fantastic. I particularly liked when Fran jumped into the pit....you would never have done that in Glasgow Fran!

How can I pick my fave song...they were all fab - from Selfish Jean to Driftwood to Turn to Why Does it Always Rain on Me.

Loved it, and will definately be there when they return to a Glasgow stage!
maraya0908 Posted: 02-11-09 6:47
This was an awesome show!!!! When Fran came to the crowed everybody surrounded him so quickly, though I was reaching up high over everyone and I couldnt even see him anymore, though he got ahold of my hand, and I tried to hold it as long as I could lol, it was great! Travis is amazing with their fans!!!!
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