The concert last night was excellent. Probably the tightest band I’ve ever seen live.
During the show, I think I figured out the recent soul revival — the kids who were born in the 80s, for whom there’s always been hip-hop, are now finally discovering the original source material for the samples they know. This was especially evident during the between-acts DJ set — whenever he played a soul tune that had a recognizable sample (“Think (About It)” by Lynn Collins, for example – “It takes two to make a thing go right….”), the crowd reacted.
For me, it was a bit like watching a “Guitar Hero” fan realize that “You Really Got Me” was not “made famous by Van Halen.”