Beck delivered a set that was dedicated to his greatest hits. There was no new stuff tested, no mention of a new album. Sure, I would love to know what his next direction will be, but when he busts a set covering the best of each era of his career, how can one worry about what’s next?
Backed by the band that he made Sea Change with, Beck not only made a playlist any Beck fan would approve of, but a set that could be defined simply as rocking. It was no bullshit, let’s play the best stuff as best as we can. Most of Odelay dominated the set, along with a proper chain of Sea Change classics. From there it was like a flashback to Beck’s finest moments. It was the sort of set that we often dream for our favorite artists to play. Usually we need to sit through unfamilar new stuff in order to get to the goods. That wasn’t the case with Beck, who simply brought his best foot forward.
I left Governors Ball with my ears ringing in the best way possible humming through “Loser” and “E-Pro” on my journey home north.