Photos and words by Erika Reinsel
Australia’s finest, Tame Impala, took over the Electric Factory on Wednesday, 6/19 and brought their psychedelic vibes to the sold out crowd. Led by Kevin Parker (a man of few words and no shoes), they played songs from their 2010 debut LP Innerspeaker, as well as their latest album Lonerism. Parker took a few moments to say “hi” and “thank you”, but mainly let his guitar do the talking.
Before taking the stage, the crowd anxiously waited for Tame Impala to make their arrival – fans could be heard guessing which song they would play first. The band opened up with a brief instrumental prologue, which then led into “Solitude is Bliss” (from Innerspeaker). During the show, it was hard not to be entranced by the giant screen behind the band that lit up and flowed to the grooves of their music. The band took a short interlude when Parker turned his back to the crowd to jam on his guitar and watch the colors on the screen move. It’s hard to choose a favorite moment of the show, but taking a slight lead was when the place erupted as Parker told the crowd “this is a song you can all boogie to” and burst into their current single, “Elephant” (see the official video below). A close second was their encore, in which they played “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control”; however, they extended that affair into a rousing ten minute performance. See the full setlist below.
Opening was local Philadelphia band Light Heat.
Tame Impala – Setlist:
Solitude is Bliss
It’s Not Meant To Be
Music to Walk Home By
Be Above It
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Keep on Lying
Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind
Screen Saver Interlude
Half Full Glass of Wine
Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
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