Just in time for tomorrow night: MGMT WesCeleb interview from 2004

Guard your ticket with your life.

JL: Were you guys an instant hit?

[Both laugh and say no]AV: One of our first shows was in the Westco café, and we dressed up in orange jumpsuits and got incredibly stoned. And it ended with me lying on the floor with the microphone telling everyone to leave. And then I opened my eyes and they were all gone. Except for Carolyn. [laughs]

JL: What distinguishes The Management from other bands?

BEN GOLDWASSER: We steal ideas from other bands and use them. We were trying to be ironic. Were we (to Andrew)? At some point we were trying to be ironic, and then we just kind of lost it. [laughs]

JL: Can you describe a live show by The Management?

AV: It’s a mixed bag. Of beans. [laughs]BG: We started out doing things like inflating giant snowmen on stage and stuff, but lately it involves us, like, getting drunk and standing on barrels and pushing each other off the barrels. I don’t know, should we talk about the live band?
AV: At our next show we’re gonna have a live band.
BG: We actually have to learn how to play our songs. We’ve never had to play them before. [laughs]

JL: Do you have a favorite show thus far?

BG: Our last one was pretty great, we were sitting up here (in Eclectic) drinking a lot of wine. And then, uh, forgot most of the songs.

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6 thoughts on “Just in time for tomorrow night: MGMT WesCeleb interview from 2004

  1. Anonymous

    everyone dress up, they’re filming a music video at the concert, the theme being “halloween at the end of the world”

  2. Anonymous

    everyone dress up, they’re filming a music video at the concert, the theme being “halloween at the end of the world”

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