Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sigur Ros

Last Monday night was the fruition of months of anticipation, and the boys from Iceland delivered the goods. Here is the set list, which I found on a SR messageboard:

Ny Batteri
Gong (strings)/Gitardjamm/Gong (song)
Meo Bloanasir
Olsen Olsen
Svo Hljott
Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa

What does this mean to you? Probably nothing. I was very surprised, though, because the set was different than I expected it to be. How so? It’s difficult to say, but I might say that it was a little more “aggressive” than I thought it would be. Apparently the guys were having sound problems in the venues leading up to the Bass and changed the setlist as a result. I’m guessing that these changes focused on shifting away from the more complex, layered songs, and toward the more straightforward, rocking-out songs.

Did I mention it was loud? Not just loud - fucking loud. Thank God I brought earplugs. I was going to hold out on putting them in until the band played my favorite song, which I expected to appear within the first few they played, but after two songs I popped those suckers in before my ears exploded. It was a good thing, too, because they never did play my favorite song (the streak continues! *shakes fist*).

I could probably ramble on for pages about various things, but I’m too exhausted to do so right now, so I’ll leave it at this, the overall verdict: awesome. It was everything I was hoping it would be.


Anonymous Chad said...

Glad it lived up to the expectations. Nothing worse than waiting and hoping and counting down, only to be let down.

Rock on.

8:33 AM  

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