View Full Version : The Decemberists -- Columbus, OH -- June 1st, 2009

06-02-2009, 07:09 AM
Blind Pilot opened. Pretty goddamned cool. Trumpet player was a beast.

The Decemberists: 1st set, The Hazards of Love in its entirety, which comes off better live than at home. Some of the songs were actually excellent in a live setting.

2nd set:

Leslie Anne Levine
We Both Go Down Together
Billy Liar
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
O Valencia!
16 Military Wives
Crazy on You (Heart cover)
Eli, the Barrow Boy
Sons & Daughters

Colin also played a fake song which he called the worst he has ever written entitled "Dracula's Daughter", providing commentary as he did ("This can be best described as a douchey chord progression.") One lyric went "You think you've got it bad/Try having Dracula for a dad". It was fucking hilarious.

And the Heart cover was awesome.

I wish they would have played any of my three favorite songs of theirs ("Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect", "The Island", or "The Mariner's Revenge Song"), but that's okay. It was fun.

06-02-2009, 11:38 AM
i'm surprised no mariner's revenge. i thought that was a big crowd favorite.

i always liked the legionnaire's lament