It’s been 11 years since Luna has played Atlanta and tonight they were back, the first of 2 shows in 2 nights, to perform one of their best albums, Penthouse, from start to finish. From the opening chords of “Chinatown,” the band, Dean Wareham and Sean Eden on guitar, Lee Wall on drums, and Britta Phillips on bass were in great form and great spirits. The crowd quickly fell into a trance and bounced and swayed through every tune and by the time the band lit into “23 Minutes in Brussels” the whole room felt like it was spinning.
After finishing Penthouse, including what Dean called the hidden track, “Bonnie & Clyde” the band took a 2 minute break and played another set of favorites that the now somewhat boisterous crowd devoured.
The end of the night came too fast. The house lights came up and the PA started playing music to send the crowd home but nobody was leaving and Luna surprised everyone by coming out and sending everyone home with 1 last tune, “California All the Way.”
“See you tomorrow night!” Dean said
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Photos By: John McNicholas Photography