Jane's Addiction, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fair, 10/24/12
Jane's Addiction @ Veteran's Memorial Coliseum|10/25/12
I have a confession to make. I've never taken Jane's Addiction all that seriously. I think it's largely due to guitarist and modern-rock caricature Dave Navarro. His dedication to choosing mascara over shirts remains laughable.
But you'd have a hard time convincing the crowd that the 27-year-old alternative band weren't kings, as the packed showgoers roared for an hour-long, greatest hits-style set.
Which isn't to say things went without hiccups. The band took the stage to Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" and launched into "Welcome to the Underground," from the band's latest, The Great Escape Artist. It became clear as the show progressed that frontman (and Lollapalooza maven) Perry Farrell wasn't quite on his A-game, slurring the words to some of the band's most popular songs.
Maria Vassett Vocalist Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction See more in the complete slideshow.
Luckily, the band has that catalog to fall back on.
Nostalgic favorites like "Mountain Song" and "Just Because" followed, and the group made sure to kick the crowd energy up a few notches with "Been Caught Stealing." The crowd cheered as Farrell and Co. took seats onstage, complete with bongo drums and Navarro went acoustic.