The only thing scary about last night’s Horrors show was how hot it was. In the midst of an L.A. heatwave and in an old church with warm bodies pushing around the aisles, the temperature was way up. At least people could cool down between openers TOY’s set and the Horrors by hanging out in the courtyard playing giant Jenga and searching for the hidden water fountains throughout the space.
The Horrors played a solid hour set with a 15-minute encore. But considering the band’s extensive catalog, the fans who stuck around through the sweat wished the British band had played even longer to hear more of its signature gothic punk shoegaze. The meshing of the band’s laser lights and the effect of being in a church though made the relatively short but sweet performance a serene experience, that was followed by a sigh of relief when exiting into the night air. Those who stuck around for a bit in the courtyard were treated to the cherry on top of Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), who had been attending the show, posing for pictures with fans.
Photos by Annie Lesser.