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Published: 2009/11/04

Guster: Lost & Gone Forever From The Rafters

Guster celebrated Halloween with a sold-out performance at Boston’s Orpheum Theater. Like the other shows on the band’s fall tour, Guster’s second set included a complete reworking of its 1999 breakthrough release Lost & Gone Forever. The show also celebrated the tenth anniversary of one of the band’s most famous performances: On October 30, 1999, Guster celebrated Halloween—albeit a day early—at the Orpheum on its Lost & Gone Forever support tour and opened its show by descending from the building’s rafters in chairs to a pre-recorded version of “Also Sprach Zarathustra.” This past Saturday the band revisited the stunt at the start of its second set. The three original members of Guster all entered the stage from the rafters as a horn section played the popular theme to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The trio then stripped back to its 1999 instrumentation of guitars and bongo to play the album’s opening track, before multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia—who joined the band in 2003—entered the stage from the rafters. The entire night was filmed for a potential DVD release. Guster will perform at Covington, KY’s Madison Theater tonight.

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