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DEVO Live Guide:

Booji Boy's Basement:

  • none – professional audio and video was available for sale

Set Performed -
1. Don't Shoot (I'm A Man)
2. Peek-A-Boo
3. What We Do
4. Going Under
5. Fresh
6. That's Good
7. Girl U Want
8. Whip It
9. Planet Earth
10. Satisfaction
11. Secret Agent Man
12. Uncontrollable Urge
13. Mongoloid
14. Jocko Homo
15. Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA
16. Gates Of Steel
17. Freedom Of Choice
18. Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy)
19. Beautiful World


Venue:

Main stage at the Observatory[1]

City:

Santa Ana, Orange County, CA, USA

Date:

2012-5-13

Advertised Set Times:

Doors open: 7:00 PM,
Show: 8:00 PM

Other Acts:

Special guests included No More Saints, El Nada and The Punk Group.
Trivia/Info:[]
  • Personnel: Jeff, Jerry, Mark, Bob 1, Bob 2
    [Stage L to R. - Bob 2 is sometimes center stage when Mark is on keys.]
  • Mark and Jerry were interviewed before the Sunday, May 13th gig.[2]
  • DEVO held an after show meet and greet.[3]
  • The Observatory venue was formerly named Galaxy Concert Theatre.[4]
Press:[]

Posters -
devo-obsesso.com/html/paper-flyers.html (From archive.org).
huboon.com/devo120513.html (From archive.org).
https://salvajemusicstore.com/products/devo

Event Announcents -
https://www.ocregister.com/2012/03/01/observatory-scores-devo-devendra-banhart-gigs/ (From archive.org).
https://juicemagazine.com/home/devo-at-the-observatory/ (https://archive.ph/wip/QDq94)
https://www.ocregister.com/2012/06/11/santa-anas-observatory-rises-from-the-ashes-2/ (https://archive.ph/BfntI)[5]

Audio and Video[]
Audio:
https://music.apple.com/au/album/live-at-the-observatory-santa-ana-ca-may-13-2012/583546471
Video:
Michael/Devo-Obsesso. “See DEVO Live 5/13/12 at Moshcam.com!” News. ClubDEVO.com (2012, August 18).
https://web.archive.org/web/20151103133337/http://www.clubdevo.com/news/item/3357-see-devo-live-5-13-12-at-moshcamcom.html
https://www.facebook.com/ClubDEVO/posts/moshcam-presents-devo-live-at-the-observatory-in-santa-ana-ca-may-2012watch-the-/343129832438375/
https://moshcamvideo.com/devo [Formerly at http://moshcam.com/devo/the-observatory-1364.aspx]
Notes and References[]
  1. Google Street View.

  2. "Devo - Interview (Santa Ana, 2012) | Moshcam". Uploaded to YouTube by Moshcam.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG4Zqwwq80E

  3. https://rockandrollcollection.com/devo/

  4. https://eldonnews.org/style/2012/04/25/rebooting-a-local-hotspot/

  5. https://www.ocregister.com/2012/06/11/santa-anas-observatory-rises-from-the-ashes-2/ (https://archive.ph/BfntI)
    “After taking over the Galaxy in August, Reiser immediately pressed on and booked Young the Giant for a couple of dates, brought back Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, was able to accommodate Silversun Pickups and even got Devo on board for a sold-out gig.”


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In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) | The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
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