If we had bands like Phoenix popping up for surprise shows in my high school, I can tell you those four years would have been a lot different. Back in early October, the band played a secret show for 500 students at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas, while in town for Austin City Limits. Among their setlist for the evening was”Chloroform,” which you can watch a clip of here.
“It was incredible to see how the kids reacted,” frontman Thomas Mars explains, “The first three or four songs, they were really intimidated because there was a camera and a teacher. But it ended up getting really chaotic – in a good way. They invaded the stage. Those girls had no boundaries!”
The high school was first approached by Live From the Artists Den last spring. ”There’s no way we could do a [high school] tour,” said Maris, “but I’m glad we did one show like that – and that it’s on tape.”
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