Concert Going

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Last Tuesday night I wrangled a friend into seeing Lord Huron with me. Tickets for the show went on sale back in March and on a whim I purchased two, figuring I had three months to find someone to come with me. Of the half dozen shows I've attended this year, I have always gone solo. Which isn't exactly a bad thing—chatting with like-minded interesting music folks at sold out performances can be exciting for a while—it just changes the concert dynamics. On the other hand, having a friend along for the ride, even if they've never heard of the band, makes the entire experience more memorable. (Of course it helps if they end up liking the band, but I figured Lord Huron was an easy sell.) Perhaps it was the company, or the opening band, or the dancing jigs all over the stage, or all three combined, but whatever it was Tuesday night's performance surpassed every other live show I've seen this year. Period. The band's energy was genuine and sustained and the crowd soaked it up. Plus it didn't hurt that we were practically on stage with the performers. Bottom line: if you ever have the chance to see Lord Huron live, do it. Do. It.

Lord Huron with Escondido at Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO, June 11, 2013.

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