Photos by Alex Lapenia. Recap by Erica Steinhouse.
The whole floor was filled with fans as The Glitch Mob and opening acts The M Machine, and Chrome Sparks came and rocked Aragon Ballroom last Friday. The crowd stood still waiting for The Glitch Mob to come on as the red lights back lit the “The Blade” setup. The three members took the stage in silhouette as the crowd froze and began to scream in unity. Smiles ran across the faces of many as Glitch Mob opened with “Drive It like You Stole It.” All three members, Boreta, Ooah, and edIT, had their own individual setups where they played the live DJ set and percussion sounds. The mob all headbanged in rhythm while the silhouette of their drum sticks followed. Many of the Glitch Mob fans in the crowd, or “Glitchers” as many call themselves in Chicago, headbanged along with their hands raised high with nothing but pure excitement. The amount of space in the crowd giving many people the chance to move and enjoy their space gave the show a loving and caring atmosphere. The Blade setup consisted of a saw-like display behind Boreta, Ooah, and edIT, a beat pad for each of them, and their electronic drum sticks. This unique setup gave the set more of a twist instead of the three standing behind a DJ table. The Blade gave a very futuristic and modern feel to the group’s set and was perfect for their new album and tour, Love Death Immortality.