• The New Pornographers et al. --- June 19th, 2010

    Giu 20 2010, 16:43

    Sat 19 Jun – The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess and the Duke

    Excuse me for the platitude, but this was just fantastic. I showed up early, got a space right in front of the stage, and had a lot of fun.

    All of the bands were just fantastic, but there was one problem with The Dodos --- the vibes were too quiet at first, and then way too loud and overpowering. Still incredibly interesting, though...I've never seen someone use bows to play the vibes before!

    The New Pornographers did an amazing encore that lasted for at least 20 minutes. They wound up playing another one of my favorite songs of theirs, and even though my feet hurt and I was drenched in sweat, I kept dancing and moving to the music! Well, I don't know if you can quite call what I was doing dancing, but at the very least I was moving to the music.

    I hadn't heard The Dodos or The Dutchess and the Duke before, though I had been meaning to listen to The Dodos for a while. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised with both bands, who just gave incredibly emotional and powerful performances. And the Dodos all sharing a bottle of red wine was a somewhat whimsical touch.