The last time OMD played Utah was as a support act for Barenaked Ladies in the summer of 2016 at Red Butte Gardens. They were great, but being a support act, they took the stage while the sun was still out, and it of course not everyone had arrived yet. So I couldn’t wait to see them back in the headlining slot.
One of the best things about seeing a band that you have loved for 30 years is all the memories you’ve had with these songs. The downside tends to be having to forgive a band that’s been doing it that long for having lost a step or two. How many times have you gone to see one of the favorite bands of your youth, and their songs seem slower, or they don’t move around the stage like they used to, or the lead singer just can’t hit the high notes like they did in days gone by. In the moment we’re usually just happy to hear the songs we love but usually, we’ll notice the decline and it becomes a quick reminder of how old we now are. And who wants to remember that?!"
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