Friday, August 5, 2011

Lollapalooza: Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes performed Friday afternoon to what looked like 20,000 people. The lawn by their stage (one of the two largest at the fest) was an ocean of people.

It's pretty amazing to me to see a band of (mostly) people from Omaha play onstage to that many happy people in attendance.

The set was the same as I have heard from the band twice already this year: new songs from "The People's Key" mixed in with driving, synthy older tunes.

This isn't folky, Americana-style Conor Oberst any more.

A man in front of me said he wanted to hear more slow dirges that made him sad.

I laughed.

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