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    If You Didn't Already Know, Arcade Fire Are Totally Fun Now

    Their Reflektor tour is like a big carnival full of crazy costumes, dancing, confetti, and, uh, giant bobbleheads.

    Arcade Fire have been around for just over a decade now, and for all that time, they've had a reputation for being a very exciting live band.

    But they've upped their game for their Reflektor tour. They aren't settling for just being epic and emotional and intense. Now they are FUN.

    Their shows have a colorful, surreal carnival vibe now. Lots of costumes, lots of glitter, and plenty of people running around with bobblehead masks.

    They have a lot of cool lighting and staging effects, but the most memorable images are all people in costumes doing their thing. Like, say, this mirror person.

    Or the quartet of guys in high heels who dance to "We Exist" in the middle of the arena.

    Or the skeleton dudes who dance with Régine when she sings "Sprawl II."

    And of course, Régine is a total goddess at all times.

    People still have big emotional moments at the show. The songs from Funeral always punch people right in the feels.

    But now people get dressed up to get in the spirit of the festivities.

    And they feel free to get silly.

    And snap a perfect concert selfie or two.

    Sure, levels of enthusiasm in the arena may vary.

    But overall, people are really, really amped and refreshingly un-jaded for what is still basically an indie rock show.

    Before the band come out for an encore, they always have a band of bobbleheads "play" a song or two.

    You never know who might be under those masks. One night, the "Pope" bobblehead was none other than Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad.

    And yup, that's Emma Stone second from the right.

    When they come back for the encore, they always play a cover song specially chosen for each city, usually a song by a famous artist from that town.

    After that, it's time for the grand finale! This means a LOT of confetti.

    People go WILD for confetti. It's one of those simple things that is just never not awesome.

    Then it's time to wrap it up with one last big sing along.

    Just when you think it's all over, the band and all the dancers leave through the audience as the horn and percussion players do a jazz version of "Wake Up" like a second line in New Orleans.

    As you leave, you're just overwhelmed by it all. The spectacle, the emotion, the spirit, the pure fun.

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