This past Friday afternoon, I had a day off work with some good company. As we drove back from a few of my state’s many fine craft breweries, we discussed the now-defunct Arizona band The Format. My friend was curious what all the fuss had been about their live show, which I told him was one of the best I have ever seen.
Thinking about that conversation tonight, I pulled up the video I shot at Denver’s Gothic Theatre in September 2007. After watching it again, I still feel as explosively happy as I did when I took it, while all of us in the crowd shouted along at the top of our lungs. This was one of my favorite concert moments up to that point, and remains still:
The First Single – The Format
I love these guys, and I miss the magic they created together.