Gym Class Heroes
Sears Centre Arena
Hoffman Estates, IL
April 10, 2009
I have seen Gym Class Heroes so many times in the past three years that I don’t even want to put the effort into trying to count them all! But no matter what, I never seem to get tired or sick of seeing the boys in Gym Class Heroes live in concert. The band’s live show doesn’t change much, but who cares? The flag boy or “hype man” is still there waving the GCH flag, as that seems to be his only talent. Fortunately, the foursome from upstate New York can now afford to take additional band members out on the road with them. Personally, I like it that way because then the music sounds fuller and there are more instruments from the original recordings of the songs represented (piano, keyboards, synth, etc.). The music is catchy as hell and great to dance to and sing along with. Case in point: take one listen to the GCH song “Clothes Off!” if you have not already. I’m pretty sure you will not get that song out of your head for the remainder of the day or even week! It’s THAT good.
More of the review and photos of Travis, Disashi, Eric, and Matt from Gym Class Heroes after the jump…
Other favorite Gym Class Heroes songs I’m a fan of (and which you should be too) include: “Cookie Jar,” “The Queen And I,” “Guilty As Charged,” and “Papercuts.” At the concert last Friday night, as part of the “I Am Music” tour, GCH performed the aforementioned songs plus many more. One of them being their biggest hit to date: “Cupid’s Chokehold.” The only reason why I am no longer a fan of that song is because it has been played to death on the radio. It’s the song that the “radio fans” know – the only song they know to be exact.
Gym Class Heroes also performed “Peace Sign/Index Down” off of their latest (and third) album The Quilt. Many tracks off of The Quilt feature guest appearances by some pretty big names. And even though none of those guests were at this show, GCH performed them anyway. “Cookie Jar” was the first single released from The Quilt and features The-Dream. “Peace Sign/Index Down” features Busta Rhymes. “Guilty As Charged” features Estelle. “Clothes Off!” features Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy, as does “Cupid’s Chokehold.”
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