ARCADE FIRE BURNS UP THE STAGE

AT FREEDOM MORTGAGE PAVILION

Words & Photos by Steve Cerf

November 8, 2022

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The Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire hit the stage, supporting their “WE” tour and the band’s first album in five years. The energy of the band was electrifying which travelled through the rows of fans. Win Butler’s performance was infectious as he jumped from amp to amp. His wife and co-front person, Regine Chassagne was incredible and Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury & Jeremy Gara were explosive.


The show covered 21 songs including 4 encores:

1. Age of Anxiety I 2. Ready to Start 3. We Used to Wait 4. Neon Bible 5. My Body Is a Cage 6. Afterlife 7. Reflektor 8. Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole) 9. The Lightning I 10. The Lightning II 11. Rebellion (Lies) 12. The Suburbs 13. The Suburbs (Continued) 14. Unconditional II (Race and Religion) 15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 16. Unconditional I (Lookout Kid) 17. Everything Now Encore 18. End of the Empire I-III 19. End of the Empire IV (Sagittarius A*) 20. Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen cover) 21. Wake Up "

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My name is Steve Cerf and concert photography is my passion. I got into concert photography after seeing a young Freddy Mercury mesmerize his audience at the Philadelphia Civic Center back in 1977. Since then, I have photographed countless live performances of all kinds. Located in Philadelphia, my ability to experience the show and a performer’s essence and “sweat” is what I incorporate into my images.

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