“If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever!!!” LCD Soundsystem’s web site triumphantly declares in detailing the marathon three-hour farewell show at Madison Square Garden set for April 2, now with “choir, string and horn sections, plus contributions and collaborations from both one-time-only special guests and many of the musicians with whom the band has worked over the years.” See that trio of exclamation points? They’re happy about this, going out on the top of their game, on their own terms. We, on the other hand, are struggling. It is with a heavy heart and a pining to hear James Murphy wax poetic about the city that he so dearly loves, but also hates, amidst a flurry of white balloons that we ask what you think LCD Soundsystem’s swan song will be: “All My Friends” or “New York I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down?” Watch the videos below while contemplating other pressing questions:
How much will tickets go for on Craigslist?
How many people would not be able to handle it, literally, if Daft Punk made a cameo during “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House”
How many people will take the leap and wear white pants?
Do you remember when LCD and Arcade Fire toured together? That was awesome.
When they say three hours, does that include the opening set by recently reunited Liquid Liquid?
When will the LCD/White Stripes reunion tour be?
Will the audience be asked to wear red, white and black on said LCD/White Stripes reunion tour?
Will Jay-Z be available on April 2? (see the “New York I Love You” video below)
Will more balloons drop from the ceiling than snow fell at Arcade Fire’s MSG show?
Will you cry?
Will James Murphy cry?
Will Nancy Whang cry?
Pat Mahoney will definitely cry.
And on an equally depressing note:
What will Wolf Parade’s swan song be? (The lineup to this year’s Sasquatch! Festival was announced; Wolf Parade is playing what could very well be their final show.) (Please be “I’ll Believe in Anything.”) (This is the saddest day of my life.)