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starla of the vast skies
09-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Anyone else going tomorrow night?

Anyone see them on the tour thus far? I'm wondering how early I should try to get there. I'm driving up from Greenville after classes.

peabody
09-06-2005, 04:57 PM
I'm seeing them on the 21st in Chicago! That doesn't answer your question, I just thought I would share that.!

I don't have very good seats. OR anyone to go with yet. My extra ticket shall go to waste.

Mayfuck
09-06-2005, 08:04 PM
Don't forget to bring a pillow.

wHATcOLOR
09-06-2005, 08:18 PM
durham sucks balls

pink_ribbon_scars
09-06-2005, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by Mayfuck
Don't forget to bring a pillow.

shut up julio, they're awesome in concert

starla of the vast skies
09-07-2005, 10:37 AM
Alex- I'll let you know how it goes. I have no one to go with either. I wish I had bought an extra ticket. It seems no one knew they were coming, or the tickets sold out before they could buy one. Oh well... I didn't have much money at the time. I hope I don't get lost in the ghetto of Durham.

durham sucks balls

Tell me something I don't already know. Although I hear the Carolina Theatre is supposed to be pretty nice. I still can't figure out why it isn't in Raleigh or something.

Eulogy
09-07-2005, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by peabody
I'm seeing them on the 21st in Chicago! That doesn't answer your question, I just thought I would share that.!

I don't have very good seats. OR anyone to go with yet. My extra ticket shall go to waste.

I would have gone with you.

Instead I'm going with two friends. one of which is currently at Loyola. She's trying to find someone there to go with her to escort her back to her dorm or something. but she hasn't met anyone.

what does that have to do with anything

i don't know

We should meet up at the show, peabody!!

peabody
09-08-2005, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Eulogy


I would have gone with you.

Instead I'm going with two friends. one of which is currently at Loyola. She's trying to find someone there to go with her to escort her back to her dorm or something. but she hasn't met anyone.

what does that have to do with anything

i don't know

We should meet up at the show, peabody!!
Where your seats, dude?

Mine aren't that super. BALC 3L ROW Q SEAT 309

So, Uh, I'm in the 3rd section(last) in the balcony...almost 20 rows back. Wow.

I will bring my pillow.

I was in 3L ROW S for Aretha Franklin 2 years ago, and it wasn't that bad, actually. The Chicago Theater is pretty.

peabody
09-08-2005, 03:10 PM
Do you wanna go see royksopp? I really do.

Come with me.

distance
09-08-2005, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars


shut up julio, they're awesome in concert

i've seen them.
i'm going to have to side with him on this.

bitey's ghost
09-08-2005, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by distance


i've seen them.
i'm going to have to side with him on this.

That would make sense. You and Julio know fuck all about music.

I don't know what seats Stacy, Liz and I have but I got them from the website presale so I bet they're decent. We'll find out when we get there.... :D

Ghetto_Squirrel
09-08-2005, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by peabody
OR anyone to go with yet. My extra ticket shall go to waste.

?!

peabody
09-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Ghetto_Squirrel


?!

WHERE ARE YOU.

GET ON AIM.

I miss you. :(

pink_ribbon_scars
09-08-2005, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by distance


i've seen them.
i'm going to have to side with him on this.


i've seen them.
i'm going to have to side with myself on this.

Esty
09-08-2005, 06:31 PM
Ticketmaster says its sold out. Thats what I get for waiting.

starla of the vast skies
09-08-2005, 07:06 PM
The show opened with the group, Amina. They are a quartet of women from Iceland who mainly play stings, but experiment with all sorts of other instruments and mediums. Amina actually plays the string parts at most of Sigur Rós' shows as well as on some of their albums. They were a lot of fun to watch. They had a Powerbook (I'm pretty sure that's the computer it was) that they used up there as well as a mixer... they ran a lot of their stuff through them to loop and layer most of the instruments they played. During the second song, one of them used wine glasses filled with water to make that whistling noise around the lips of the glasses. During the third song (maybe the fourth too.. I don't remember), one of them played an actual saw with a bow. This was so fucking cool. She would run the bow over it and then bend it to make this "wah" kind of sound. In the song after that, she used a mallot on the saw and did the whole bending thing once more. The last song was really cute. One of the girls had this little electronic toy keyboard looking thing and played one of the programmed beats... it wasn't as slow as their other songs, and it was definitely the crowd's favorite. Anyway, for more about Amina, check them out http://www.aminamusik.com/

After Amina, there was a brief intermission and then Sigur Rós took the stage. The set opened with all of them behind a sheer white curtain; their shadows towered above the crowd (the Carolina Theatre is nice and tall and beautiful). The stage was bathed in red light as Jonsi's silhouette clutched bow and guitar and opened with takk (the title track off the upcoming album). I have not heard any of their new stuff yet, but everything they played off the new album was astounding. I can't wait to get it next week. The curtain was lifted for the third song, ný batterí, which floored me dynamically. They created this wall of sound that pulled you in and didn't let go until the end. Concerning dynamics, they are one of the most impressive bands I've seen live... second to Mogwai. The next song they played was svefn-g-englar. You think the album version is lovely, but see it live and there's no comparison. There was a white screen in the ********** that kept showing clips similar to the video. Jonsi conjured up an immense amount of emotion during this song (well, the whole show really) with his ethereal crooning. At the end of one of the songs (I can't remember which one), he stood at the microphone, arm outstretched toward the audience and holding his bow while sustaining the same note for a pretty lengthy amount of time. It was insane. The members of Amina were on and off the set for most of the songs, but it wasn't until the 5th song that all of them came out and played together.

They played some more new songs, and like I said before, they were hot as hell. They experiment more with different time signatures (3/4, 6/8, I forget what else) and it really helped pull the audience in even more. viðrar vel til loftárása was amazing live as well. The ********** screen kept flashing images of dolls, like the one in the video. This song literally sent chills down my spine. The last song of the set was smáskifa. Birds flying on and off of a powerline were projected onto the backdrop the entire song until there were only four birds left. One by one, everyone on the stage left until Orri was up there by himself to finish off the song. The lights dimmed, and he left, followed by a thunderous applaud. The band re-entered the stage after not much time at all and played popplagið from behind the curtain that was up at the beginning of the show. The lighting for this song was exceptional, as was the sound. White lights kept cutting the edges of the auditorium, and it was almost blinding, but really added to the intensity. As soon as that song ended, they went right into avalon outro with their dreamlike keyboards and winded everything down. Following their exit (and another wave of applause), they returned (with Amina) for two curtain calls before leaving us for the evening.

The crowd was really great too. There were no cell phones ringing, hardly any talking while the bands were playing, and everyone waited until each song was completely finished to applaud the bands. I think Sigur Rós loved playing there too. They were on fire last night.

As for the set list...

1) takk...
2) glósóli
3) ný batterí
4) svefn-g-englar
5) sæglópur
6) sé lest
7) njósnavélin
8) gong
9) andvari
10) viðrar vel til loftárása
11) smáskifa
---encore---
12) popplagið
13) avalon outro

http://www.campusblender.com/photos/fullsize/186195.jpg

Curtain call.

Eulogy
09-08-2005, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by peabody

Where your seats, dude?

Mine aren't that super. BALC 3L ROW Q SEAT 309

So, Uh, I'm in the 3rd section(last) in the balcony...almost 20 rows back. Wow.

I will bring my pillow.

I was in 3L ROW S for Aretha Franklin 2 years ago, and it wasn't that bad, actually. The Chicago Theater is pretty.

main floor (2L)

row F, seats 201, 203, and 205.

not great, but not bad.

Eulogy
09-08-2005, 08:13 PM
is it bad that I still do not know the names to any of the songs from ( )? except for njosnavelin

Eulogy
09-09-2005, 08:05 PM
I might ejaculate during Saeglopur.

hendy
09-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Don't forget the webcast (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4834623) of their upcoming concert on the 11th starting at about 9pm EST.

Axl Rose
09-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Jerome
durham sucks balls


I went to middle school in durham!
It ain't so bad, know what I'm sayin?!:D