Everyone Must Watch This Video Of The Killers Playing “Mr. Brightside” in 2002

This has got to be a legendary gig. It’s not like this is the first time they ever played it, it’s just the earliest recording I can find. You can tell they were an opening act on this evening, judging by how the young woman in the soccer jersey doesn’t even look at the stage during the entire performance. Little did she know she was hearing a song that would go on to practically define a generation. It just proves that every band starts out somewhere. I’ve seen a ton of bands at small clubs that are opening acts exactly like this one; the crowd is vaguely paying attention and aren’t really moving around much during the song or showing the band anything. But they play their hearts out and love what they’re doing anyways. And look where they are now.