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Modest Mouse
Reina Poppy

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Mouse Exhibit at State Fair Grounds

Modest Mouse rocks the Villa Hispana

On Tuesday August 18th, a healthy crowd showed up to the Modest Mouse concert at one of Albuquerque's few outdoor concert venues, Villa Hispana, on the grounds of Expo New Mexico. It took several minutes to reach the front of the line to be searched and check in as press —and if there's one thing I've learned from attending shows as a sixteen year old music intern from Weekly Alibi it's that none of the security guards take me seriously and they never seem to have the guest list. After trekking around searching for the will call office and finally obtaining the tickets, my plus one and I entered the venue.

Villa Hispana was a surprisingly swank place with a bar and a snack stand (with the usual long lines), three grass seating areas and two sets of metal bleachers. In the center lies a large open pit for audience members that wanted a closer look at Mouse front-man Issac Brock while getting beer spilled on them.

At first not many people were in the pit, with most of the audience sitting on the lawn, taking advantage of the snack stand and cheap beer. This serenity only lasted about twenty minutes before the audience heard the strum of a guitar and started jumping to their feet and running toward the pit. As I made my way through the crowd trying to get a better view, I noticed that this was an unusually polite group of concert-goers. Audience members politely shifted to the side to let me past as I made my way up front. This was something I had never experienced before —no grouchy body language or evil looks from this crowd of rock and rollers.

The band started off with a couple of their newer songs and the audience swayed to the beat and mouthed lyrics but the third song, Ocean Breathes Salty, really amped up the audience and the entire crowd began yelling the lyrics, a group of teens started a little mosh pit (which most of the older crowd was not a fan of) and everyone really started to have a good time.

When the audience heard the intro to Float On Begin things really got crazy. People were jumping to the beat, kissing each other, singing as loud as they could—there were even some tears—and nearly all of the phones in the audience popped up to take Snap-chat videos.

It seems the whole audience really enjoyed this concert and everyone had a great time; I can definitely say that I enjoyed the show immensely. I hope I catch these humble rodents live again.

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