The Palladium is right in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset down the street from Amoeba. It’s this big ballroom that looks …
You know what, here’s a picture:
So there’s that.
Let me preface all this by saying that the lamest thing about the show was that my friend and I didn’t even get to smoke the 1 gram wax joint we rolled for this, our day of sesh.
There was security all up in the smoking areas and it was too tightly packed inside to be able to smoke comfortably or without fucking up the joint, burning people, etc. So it had to wait.
Luckily we went to the dispensary earlier in the day and, because it was the 20th of the month AND 4/20, we got a bunch of free edibles and stuff so we were both riding a residual buzz from that.
Seeing Mastodon on 4/20 was perfect because their music is both heavy and trippy…
And their guitarist//vocalist Brent Hinds is an avid weed smoker.
Mastodon’s set ran just under 2 hours and they cranked out bangers from Leviathan up to their new album, which had just come out at the time, Emperor of Sand, though they didn’t play anything off of Remission, their first album.
Regardless, the show was awesome. They just kept plowing through song after song with little to no banter in between, thereby fully maximizing what they could do with the time allotted to them.
Mastodon is a huge band but they put on a huge show and it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss if you have the chance to go and see them.
You will not be disappointed, especially if you like heavy music.