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The Hazards of Love October 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 12:15 am

This post has nothing to do with books or reading.  But I wanted to
share the amazingness that was The Decemberists concert because I know
for a fact some of you are fans and I'm sick of people saying "the
december-whos?"

Their show was quite possibly the best concert I've ever been to.  They
were better than their recordings which is my secret hope every time I
go to a show.  The first half was a perfectly orchestrated performance
with each song flowing right into the next just like their albums.  The
second half was more intimate with band members chatting, doing
handstands, and crowd surfing.  They played all my favorite songs and
showed me how great some of the songs I overlooked are.  Ben and I
haven't been to a show in years (we used to live at concerts when we
were dating in college but then we got poor for a long time).  This one
was much mellower than the concerts we frequented in the old days but a
perfect way to get back into it.

The show was at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Studio's City Walk in
Orlando.  It was a great venue – small but not crowded.  Going to a
show 2 hours away on a Wednesday night may have been poor planning (we
got home at 2am) but any sleep deprivation we suffered was wortth it. 
I would drive to Miami or even Atlanta in a heartbeat to see them
again.  If you ever get the chance to see them you should.  And if you
aren't familiar with The Decemberists yet (the december-whats?), you
should immediately go out and buy their entire discography.

Because words can't really capture their fantasticness, here are some seripitiously taken video (sorry for the iphone quality/does anyone know how to rotate video on here?):

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7 Responses to “The Hazards of Love”

  1. Bina Says:

    [das ist gut]

  2. Carmen Says:

    I love the decemberists!! 🙂 Their last album is the only one I've listened to in full, and it seemed kind of like a story. Did it look like that on stage?

  3. Carmen Says:

    wow.. we replied almost at the same time! :p

  4. Michelle Says:

    I already wish they'd come back to Florida soon. 🙂

  5. Michelle Says:

    The first part of the show was like their story-telling albums. The played a stretch of songs from The Hazards of Love and then a stretch of songs from The Crane Wife. The second half was more just random songs.

  6. Vishy Says:

    I liked your line "And if you aren't familiar with The Decemberists yet (the december-whats?), you should immediately go out and buy their entire discography" 🙂 If you don't mind recommending some of their albums, I would love to check them out.


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