Win Tickets to See Animal Collective and Dan Deacon at the Pageant

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Dan Deacon
Electro-pop artist Dan Deacon and experimental psych-rockers Animal Collective will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets!

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments or on our Facebook or Twitter pages, links to which you can find below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets.

Culling our vast back catalog of show reviews and previews and such, I found reviews of each band by RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba. The first, of Dan Deacon, is in the form of a 2009 critic's pick:

Wacky, quirky, eccentric, absurd. Use whatever word you like to describe Dan Deacon, but know it is not the be-all, end-all of his being. The solo performer built a reputation making tongue-in-cheek electro pop and treating his shows like enormous games of Simon Says. With 2009's Bromst, Deacon derailed suspicion that he might be a novelty act by spotlighting the intricacies that previously hid under the surface of even his jokiest songs. The pattern continues on America, his most serious, artistic record yet, capped off by a four-art suite that sounds like Philip Glass programming a J-pop album in Fruity Loops.

The second, referring to Animal Collective, is in the form of a complex math equation:

Animal Collective math.jpg

Looks about right to me, but math is not my strong suit. Check out videos from each of the bands below.

Dan Deacon

Animal Collective

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Location Info


The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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Kelly Gossett
Kelly Gossett

I'm more of an Animal Collective fan, but danced manically to both in basements back in the day. I, however, have never seen either live. I felt that Animal Collective was getting all the math love, so I wrote an equation for Deacon so he wouldn't feel left out.


This Pretty Boy would be absolutely Snookered if he had the chance to see Dan Deacon and Animal Collective live, it would be a True Thrush!  As a (sometimes) proud American, I would travel far and wide through the country - bus or Rail, car or plane - to see him live and experience the interpretive dancing and funky music.  Animal Collective is a major bonus! But really, why doesn't Dan have a whole set?

Aaron Akins
Aaron Akins

I went to see Animal Collective with a new friend (from the internet) in 2004 at a small club in Chicago. We got there in the middle of an opening band's set. After only being there for about ten minutes, and before we had anything at all to drink, my pal collapses straight back onto the floor, trust fall style. I helped him up and he immediately started projectile vomiting. Everywhere. People were not happy. After cleaning up in the bathroom for a few minutes, we quietly left the club and went home. We never had to occasion to hang out again and I was sworn to (internet) secrecy about the whole affair. I'm still waiting to see Animal Collective for the first time.

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

Dear Internette, I've not heard of the Animal Collections nor of Dan's Deacon, but I have to assume they sound just like the Everly Brothers. I long for this wholesome experience and if chosen, I will buy a pair of shoes to wear and walk to the concert with my best gal, Steve.


@Andrew Wilson your best gal is named Steve?!

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