September 24, 2017

Riverfest Elora 2017: MGMT - Concert Pictures

MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
MGMT at Riverfest Elora 2017 at Bissell Park on August 19, 2017 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
To me, MGMT is a band of contradictions, their first album, Oracular Spectacular, spawned mega-hits, "Time to Pretend", "Electric Feel" and "Kids". Their follow up albums saw them purposely pulling back from the stardom that these unlikely hits created. Their psychedelic meanderings seemed purposely meant to undo any notion that they were a band producing innovative, massive pop hits.

The mix of the two styles in the live setting was a mixed bag for me. I love the big hit singles and found myself waiting for them to pop up in the set. For those who followed along with MGMT's musical shifts, I'm sure it was a fantastic headlining show to end Day 2 of Riverfest Elora 2017 with.

Some MGMT tunes, for your pleasure:

"Time to Pretend"

"Electric Feel"

"Kids"

"Flash Delirium"

"Your Life is a Lie"

"Alien Days"

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