three shows in three days
This week and last have been jam-packed with live music!
The madness began Sunday with a matinee performance by Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3. This show was in town, so we walked down to our favorite local venue and grabbed some lunch before the show.
We were seated in the front row, directly in front of Peter Buck. That was pretty amazing -- I've been an R.E.M. fan forever so it was great hearing a little extra guitar through his monitor.
Loved the show, and got to briefly meet Robyn and Peter after the show. Too bad Robyn wouldn't pose with us -- he said Peter was the photo guy -- but we got albums signed to add to our collection.
Monday night we headed up to Merriweather Post Pavilion to see The Decemberists. They were playing their latest album, The Hazards of Love, in its entirety.
But first up, we had a few openers. Andrew Bird was always on the bill. But a late addition was none other than Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3!
How great to see them again!
Next up was Andrew Bird. I'm not really a fan, I just know a few songs from the radio. But he was pretty good.
Finally, The Decemberists took the stage. And well, at least for the first three quarters of the show, we knew exactly what to expect. And it was fantastic!
They took a quick break and played a few more songs after finishing Hazards, right up until the venue's 11 p.m. curfew. What a great show!
But there's always room for more, right?
Tuesday night we returned to Merriweather to see Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction.
Our seats were pretty far back ... and due to the nature of the show, we pretty much had to stand for both performances. But it was a great show, and a lot of fun!
I haven't really followed any NIN albums released since the late 90s ... but they always put on a good show. And they played all my old favorites!
Admittedly, I was never a huge Jane's Addiction fan. The husband was, I just never got past the hits. But I liked them, and they played them all!
Phew! We're done with shows for a few days, but it won't be for too long. At least I think the rest of our summer shows are a bit more spaced out!