The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice, and The Tallest Man on Earth Picture Review 6 April 2009

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The two Johns

I have to preface these pictures by saying that this concert was one of the best I have been to in a long time. I think one-man acoustic shows are great and can really suck you into the music. The better ones I have seen recently include Elvis Costello and A.A. Bondy. This concert was great because it was back to back to back greatness. The concert was the last on their tour, and was special for John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats), who was born in Bloomington. John Vanderslice and John Darnielle were both pretty chatty the whole time and all three musicians (including The Tallest Man on Earth) were exceptionally goofy the whole evening. I would also like to personally thank John Vanderslice for getting everybody to stand up around (and even on) the stage. I hate it when everybody at shows sits down, so thank you John Vanderslice.

Another thing. It really bugs me when people at shows get upset for musicians wanting to talk to them. If they want to tell a story let them tell the story. Personally, I love hearing them talk about their work, or anything really. It lets you hear another side of them that you don’t get on the record. And that’s why people go to shows, right?

Enough of that. Here are the pictures:

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The Tallest Man on Earth

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John Vanderslice

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John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats)

As always, you can see all of them at much better quality on my Flickr.

Check out the Daytrotters for John Vanderslice and the two for The Mountain Goats. (They are free!):

John Vanderslice
The Mountain Goats I
The Mountain Goats II

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~ by masterodisaster on April 7, 2009.

One Response to “The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice, and The Tallest Man on Earth Picture Review 6 April 2009”

  1. what a good show, d c ray.

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