The LA Times reviewed this concert, the first Odelay tour show in LA, besides a couple of warm-up, kick-off type gigs in June. Since then, though, Odelay had become a pretty big success and Beck was in the midst of becoming a huge star - in part because these summer '96 shows were so incredible.
The review was a rave. They noted Beck's earlier gigs had been more erratic, but now he was hitting people with confidence, funk, and joy.
"Framed by a banner-sized backdrop image of LAXâ€™s famous space-age restaurant tower and vintage flashing light boxes, the players were eclectically stylish in their assorted ascots and afros. A rainbow of swirling disco-ball lights periodically speckled the performers and the audience. Wearing a dark three-piece suit, tie and cobalt blue shirt, playing guitar and harmonica, Beck made an unlikely--but convincing--soul shouter, alternately crooning and shrieking with expert control."
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Theo Mondle
Opening Act: Sukia, Ween
Vocals: Beck Hansen