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Decemberists Stir Up Columbia

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Photo by Autumn de Wilde

Photo by Autumn de Wilde

If you thought Wednesday night’s Decemberists show would be a quiet evening of laid back music and mellow concertgoers, you would be sorely, sorely wrong.

In fact, the show was quite the opposite. The evening began with opener, Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames. The performance was on the quiet side and could be compared to the likes of Ingrid Michaelson.

Then came the main event. The first act of the show was a live performance of their latest album, “The Hazards of Love.” Although fans of their earlier work might be slightly disappointed, the Decemberists’ theatrics easily make up for it.

When the encore started, an already rowdy crowd became even more energetic, especially with the band playing songs like “O Valencia” and “Sons and Daughters.” Antics included band members body surfing, communal crouching and lots of dancing.


Written by Anna Gaynor

October 8, 2009 at 11:22 am

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  1. Great review! My thoughts exactly.

    Tina Elizabeth

    October 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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