Fresh Feeling in Barcelona – The Eels Concert

eels barcelona 2013

Last Saturday 27th April 2013, five guys dressed up in an Adidas tracksuit, dark sunglasses and mandatory beards performed a master class on how concerts should be. Lead by genious Mark Oliver Everett, aka Mr. E, the band from California landed in sala Barts with an energizing rocking mood, ready to overwhelm the audience with a series of fast tracks, some great classics, many of jokes mixed with signs of affection and commitment. But most of all that fresh, fresh feeling.

mister E barcelona Eels 2013

If you’ve heard a little bit about the band you’ll know that every tour is different and for the presentation of the latest album “Wonderful, Glorious“, maybe not the best but definitely a good one, Mr E and his musketeers chose to rock the house!

eels concert

 

You can check the set list here, but the most important thing about the show wasn’t which songs from their endless repertoire they played, but the energy they put in it. After reading “Things the grandchildren should know” I just don’t get how Mark Oliver Everett is able to transmit such powerful positive feelings when playing. I was left with a “Life is worth living” feeling.

mark oliver everett barcelona 2013

 Eels has been one of favourite bands since I discovered Beautiful Freaks back in the old days. Since then I have been mesmerized by Mr. E’s talent. Dreaming about this someone who is able to tell you “One day the world will be ready for you -And wonder how they didn’t see”.

eels barcelona 2013 wonderful glorious

eels barcelona 2013 wonderful glorious

eels barcelona surprise encore

Mr. E

If you ever go to an Eels concert (which I highly recommend) don’t make the mistake of leaving when the concert is over and the lights are on because they’ll come back stealthily for a surprise encore, even though Mr. E repeatedly said he needed to leave and have a siesta. Apart from this, we all felt the concert had been a little bit too short, and that a few more classics from Beautiful Freak and so would have been just perfect.

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