MGMT, Hot Chip bring out the dance anthems at San Diego Street Scene

Foals cause a mass drumming frenzy

MGMT and Hot Chip kicked off day one of San Diego Street Scene today (September 19) with sets that got the bikini-clad crowd dancing and tossing beach balls around.

MGMT drew a huge crowd that packed one of the festival’s smaller stage areas, playing some of their feel-good anthems of the summer, including ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘Weekend Wars’.

San Diego, you guys are great!” shouted Andrew VanWyngarden, and the crowd roared back in response.


Meanwhile across the festival grounds, Hot Chip caused a mass pogoing effect with their tunes ‘Ready For The Floor’ and ‘Down With Prince’.

When they played the opening strains of ‘Over And Over’, people dashed toward the stage from all directions.

Shortly afterward, Foals — still relatively unknown in the States — drew a small but loyal crowd, with onlookers in the nearby martini bar commenting on how good they sounded.

When frontman Yannis Philippakis pounded on Jack Bevan‘s drums at the end of the set, the crowd followed suit, drumming on one another.

Hot Chip played:

‘Boy From School’


‘Hold On

‘Out At The Pictures’

Over & Over’

‘One Pure Thought’

‘Down With Prince’

‘Ready For The Floor’

Made In The Dark’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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