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Strobes, fog and glow sticks: Underworld mesmerizes at trippy Hollywood Bowl show

Strobes, fog and glow sticks: Underworld mesmerizes at trippy Hollywood Bowl show

Is there such a thing as a glow stick fairy?  At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, while British electronic dance band Underworld was pumping through “Cowgirl,” its hypnotic rhythm track, hundreds of straw-sized sticks flew up from various pockets in the crowd like neon candy from parade floats, soaring through the air via random Tinkerbells or — less poetically — a bunch of ravers on a mission to spread positive vibes.  As the magnetic vocalist Karl Hyde, lithe and with charismatic energy, danced in tight-torsoed maneuvers like a cornered king cobra, the glow sticks landed in the hands of the thousands. Within moments, the Hollywood Bowl was...

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