Crystal Method at Mishawaka

Crystal Method at Mishawaka

June 8, 2022 Off By Gerardo Federico
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
The Crystal Method played the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Photos: Gerardo Federico)
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The Crystal Method have been around for a while, and they still haven’t grown out of their deep-bass, unavoidably danceable, shit-hot sound. God forbid they ever do.

Their album Tweekend – one of my all-time favorite albums (and probably one of yours, too) – introduced us 90s kids to the inimitable sound of hardcore electronica, before EDM was a thing. And – in my humble (but informed) opinion, if The Crystal Method doesn’t have you dancing away your problems, well, then, you may have some serious thinking to do!

The Crystal Method fit perfectly alongside the Poudre that night.

The lone member – Scott Kirkland – as he donned his headphone/visor as he performed, came at us with a fierce intensity, matched nicely by the thudding, pumping, rock he wrestled form the piles of tech in front of him. These tunes, the beat, and the sexuality they implied through every measure echoed through the night at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, nestled in the forests of the upper Poudre, northwest of Fort Collins. Kirkland combined hits from Tweekend with a nice mix of some of the other 6 albums he’s produced – including The Trip Out – and the crowd and I jammed from that Saturday night into the early hours of a beautiful Sunday morning in the beautiful backwoods of Colorado.

A few notes about the venue: Mishawaka Amphitheatre – “The Mish” – is nestled along the Poudre Canyon in Bellvue Colorado, and the Poudre River gushes just alongside the stage while artists attempt to mimic its natural beautiful music. It’s nice – hearing the water rush by as people enjoy the music. The amphitheater is so far up the canyon you actually lose cell phone reception as you get close. Plan for a drive – unless you’re already up north – but believe me, it’s well worth it.