The Rapture kicked off CMJ at the Bowery on Halloween. People were ready to party and party they did. There were some excellent costumes - I lol'd at heidely-ho-neighbor Ned Flanders - and some slutty ones too...as to be expected on H'ween.
This was my first time seeing the Rapture as well as not being too familiar with their songs. However their retro brand of disco-80s-house rock got me moving for most of the set. I like them except for the lead singer's voice...it's just too falsetto for me - and not in the right kind of way.
My favorite moment of the night was the intro. The band danced at the front of the stage to "Monster Mash" all dressed in skeleton outfits. Nice.