The Mars Volta | Roseland Ballroom, New York City | October 8, 2009


1) Son et lumiere

2) Inertiatic ESP

3) Goliath

4) Cotopaxi

5) Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)

6) Viscera Eyes

7) Halo of Nembutals

8) Eunuch Provocateur

9) Ilyena

10) Teflon

11) Drunkship of Lanterns

12) Luciforms

13) The Widow

14) Wax Simulacra




This show was attended by the Ghosts of Film collective back in 2009 (props to Daniel for his early arrival to the line outside of the venue to secure a premium vantage point). Having just received a new Nikon D3000 for his birthday a mere 3 weeks before the show, this was the first performance that Andrew photographed with that dSLR.



Show Highlights

The condom balloonery pre-show, a surprising rendition of "Eunuch", "Teflon", and Daniel's acquisition of one of the stage setlists post-show, which he so graciously donated to Andrew's Live Show Artifact Collection. The collection also includes a pick used by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez that was obtained at another Mars Volta performance in 2008, as well as a cigarette smoked on-stage by Josh Homme that was acquired during a Queens of the Stone Age performance in 2007.



All Photography by Andrew Abraido