Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sigur Rós

So Sigur Rós was AMAZING last night inspite of what my lighting expert Ezra reffered to as shitty lighting for the first hour of the show (I didn't notice). The interesting thing however was the way the crowd did not know how to interact with the band. Applause came aquardly at the one minute mark of many songs, a long pause was accompanied by an overwhelming sense in the crowd that people were looking at eachother tryin g to figure out what to do, it seemed the crowd did not know how they were supposed to experience Sigur Rós. The cherry on the top of the evening was that the Beacon Theater left the lights on while the crowd (acustumed to encores) applauded wildly waiting for their Icelandic heroes to reemerge. They did for an old timey bow. Then they walked off stage again. Appluse continued. They emerged again for another bow. Walked off. Applause continued until the realization sunk in. No encore just bowing. Whatever they earned a bow, easily one of the top 5 most unique acts of the decade playing their songs damned near perfectly (yea Animal Collective they play their songs!) is something to applaud. Could've gone for that encore though.


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