the decemberists

Utah really does have a lot of things going for it...one of those things is the Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City. This concert series is free to the public and is held every thursday during the summer. This was the first of the series I have been to, and after how much fun we had I'm sure we'll be back next week. They said there were 35,000 people there last night. So things definitly got a little close and personal (please refer to the picture luke above). Luckily we got there waaayyyy to early so we were super close. We took naps in the grass we were so early.

One of our favorite bands, The Decemberists, was headlining. Couldn't miss that, especially since it was free. They were amazing live, and one of those bands that is best seen live because of their insane music skills and vocal uniqueness. They were great entertainers too and had us laughing. I don't know why you would ever expect to see crowd surfing going on at a Decembrists concert..but believe me, it happened. At least 30 people crowd surfed. Collin, the Decemberists lead, kept making comments such as: "You guys are like the crowd at a 1993 Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert." "THis is the most crowd surfing we've had at one of our concerts by like ..10." And during the middle of one of his songs he made a CHili peppers shout out by reciting "Give it away, Give it away, Give it away now." Man it was good.

The opener was also so rad. Typhoon is the name. They are about a 12 person band including 3 trumpeteers, 2 drummers with dueling drum sets, 2 violinists, 1 celloist, 3 guitar, 1 percussion girl. Honestly it was incredible. Great fun.

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