Friday, June 28, 2013

Yeasayer @ Firebird (6/27/2013)



Opener
  • Reptar.  I missed them because I had a soccer double-header.
Setlist
  • Most of their songs came from the last two albums, which I own, but they also threw in a couple from their first album and even one from a benefit CD.  And there might even have been a brand new one in there somewhere.  I generally enjoyed the songs that I wasn't familiar with.
Observations
  • The show was sold out, and with good reason.  They're definitely too big for the Firebird, but I'm not sure how much of The Pageant they would fill up.  They also had a pretty decent stage-level lighting rig, given the venue.
  • An air conditioning upgrade for Firebird would be greatly appreciated, especially for sold-out shows.
  • I probably would have enjoyed this show a bit more if my legs weren't super tired from playing two soccer games earlier in the evening.  Standing for extended periods is already hard on my legs and back to begin with.
  • They had alternate intros/beginnings for a couple of their songs.  I can't recall which ones at the moment, but I think "Henrietta" might have been one.  They threw me for a loop initially, but they weren't too bad.
  • I'm digging the dual lead singer thing that they have going on.  Plus the bassist is pretty good at harmonies too - so they were all singing pretty much the whole show, except for the drummer.
Rating: 4.5/5

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