Friday night, the great and talented Beck performed for the grand reopening night of The Masonic, the auditorium space formerly known as The Nob Hill Masonic Center that's been taken over by Live Nation, who also operates the Fillmore. The space has gotten a multi-million-dollar facelift, and as SFist correspondent Raymond Ahner says, it's "spectacular."
To a near-capacity crowd (the venue seats 3,300), Beck opened the show with "The Golden Age" from Sea Change, and then worked his way through about half of the mellow, acoustic songs from the new album, Morning Phase including "Blackbird Chain" and "Blue Moon." He then brought the place to life with a quartet of early hits (“Devil’s Haircut,” “Black Tambourine,” “Loser” and “Hell Yes”) and closed out the show with a Donna Summer cover ("I Feel Love" in a medley with "Think I'm In Love"), as well as a long, light-hearted version of "Debra," and a perennial crowd favorite, "Where It's At."
And, audience members all took home commemorative, Fillmore-style posters.
See the full set list via SF Station.