Friday, September 12, 2008

Professional Gig Review: Bon Iver

Bon Iver played a concert in London last night. They (Bon Iver are a band now, donchaknow) were, literally, quite good. In fact, I'd go so far to say that they were, y'know, better than that. They played all the songs very well, including, to my mind, the best one. I enjoyed the nice bit where everyone* sang along and shouted a bit. They covered Talk Talk's Spirit Of Eden - great moment - and they played a new song which was so full of wall-shakingly anthemic Coldplayisms that, were I their A&R person I would be ordering the king shrimp and cocktails now and waiting for the money to come rolling in. Because it will. People love this band in a quite remarkable way.

*Everyone apart from me. I have my hack pride. Hence standing at the very back sipping mineral water and tapping the side of my "glass" instead of actually clapping (despite thinking it was all rather good). Btw, I am available for all photography jobs...

5 comments:

Archie Valparaiso said...

The good news: You've just won yourself an all-expenses-paid trip to Lynchburg, Rob.

The bad news: It's an XL package tour.

BLTP said...

Rob: did you actually watch the gig through the venues letter box? that or you did a shift selling snake bite at the bar...

Jude Rogers said...

Oi, Rob – what's your favourite Bon Iver song? Your link goes back to your post, you divot.

Rob said...

Archie: I thought you meant XL the record label (because I'm stupid).
bltp: I was stood at the very, very back of the hall. I rather like this picture, it has "character".
Jude: I am suffering from a loonanism of the mind! Sorry (nice new pic, btw)!

NM said...

You may laugh... but
this
is real. I was there. It was nothing like that. It was good. I liked it. A lot.