Let us get something straight. I am a big fan of The Black Keys. I don’t care if they have fancy guys in suits using tablets now to help set up their shows. I don’t care if they are in commercials, or if you think they are too big to show off to your friends now. Fuck all of that. I’m tired of people hating on them.
Aside from the fact that they have a few new members on stage to help re-produce the newer material, Dan & Pat are still doing the same thing that they have always done. The band still rocks out with the same amount of passion and energy as they always have. From at least watching them on stage, these guys haven’t let any of the fame get to their head. They have been relentlessly touring for years, and it has paid off.
With rainy weather all day, the crowd wasn’t as packed as it should have been, which caused Dan to take matters into his own hands, begging the crowd to get fired up. Even if they didn’t reach the levels that he hoped, he still took each song to the necessary heights, making me proud to call myself a fan of The Black Keys.
Hit the jump for a full gallery of photos from the set.
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