Arcade Fire have been moving along on their massive tour with almost every night providing a new surprise, the most recent being a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Now you can watch a short behind-the-scene documentary of the tour that Will Butler describes as being like a tightrope act “and the tightrope walker has had a couple scotches.” They cover each aspect of the show in detail, discussing the concept that went into the lights and sound and interviewing the designers and stage manager. Later Dan Deacon shows up to talk about their (and the audience’s) costumes and the way they loosen inhibitions. Watch below.
Fun Fact: Most of this is shot at the arena in Bridgeport, CT about 10 minutes from where I grew up. My first show there was Beauty And The Beast On Ice.