Last night I went to the Garbage concert at Palms Casino here in Las Vegas. Anyone who knows me knows that I have been looking forward to this concert ever since it was announced. The last time I saw Garbage live was back in 2002 when they touring in support of their third album, Beautiful Garbage. Three years later, the band went on an indefinite hiatus. Fast forward seven years later, Garbage is back. Seeing Garbage last night was like seeing a best friend after so many years, time has gone by but you find that it’s so easy to catch up and the dynamic that made the friendship is just as strong as the last time you saw each other. I was not the only one who felt this way either. The whole audience seemed to be overjoyed that their favorite band was back and the feeling was mutual from Shirley, Butch, Steve, and Duke. For all of us, it was like coming home after being away for so long.
For some musicians, a seven-year break could prove to be disastrous but for Garbage, they still had that spark that made them a great band. Whether it was Shirley’s amazing vocals or Butch’s mad drumming skills, the band were in sync with each other from the first note to the last riff. I think I speak for all the Garbage fans when I say, “Welcome back, Garbage. We missed you and are excited that you have returned.”
To see great pictures and videos from last night’s concert, go to RockSubCulture.com, Jason Debord, the editor-in-chief took some amazing footage of the concert.