So with my crazy partner-in-crime Jon in tow, we got tickets to see them again tonight!
Turns out it was THE. BEST. DECISION. EVER. It was an almost completely different setlist, and they opened the show with 'A Lack of Colour'. Oh my gosh. Words fail me. This song puts meteoroid-sized lumps in my throat. And I mean that in a good way.
The lines 'I'm reaching for the phone to call at 7:03, and on your machine I slur a plea for you to come home. But I know it's too late, I should have given you a reason to stay' and the change in the tune never fail to cause my eyes to involuntarily swell up with tears. Just beautiful.
The band delivered the next 23 songs for the night seamlessly.
The high energy, album-length 9 minute long 'I Will Possess Your Heart' with its complete 4.5 minute long intro had the crowd going wild with excitement.
I loved how the whole room sang along with Ben word for word when he lovingly crooned 'I Will Follow You Into the Dark'. Surely there can't be a more beautiful suicidal song than this!
It was such a finely tuned performance!
They faithfully ended the night with an epic, brutal and haunting rendition of 'Transatlanticism', which is quite possibly my favourite song. Ever. I especially loved how the room fell silent as Ben began on the piano keys leading into the song, and everyone seemed to hang onto every crisp word that flowed out of his mouth. It was simply melodic art in motion.
Here's Ben coaxing the crowd to "come ooooooonnn":
Thank you for another awesome night, Death Cab. See you again soon!
- A Lack of Colour
- Doors Unlocked and Open
- Crooked Teeth
- We Laugh Indoors
- Long Division
- Grapevine Fires
- Codes and Keys
- Different Names for the Same Thing
- I Will Follow You into the Dark
- I Will Possesses Your Heart
- Title Track
- You Are a Tourist
- The New Year
- Company Calls
- Company Calls Epilogue
- Brothers on a Hotel Bed
- A Movie Script Ending
- Soul Meets Body
- The Sound of Settling
- Underneath the Sycamore
- Blacking Out the Friction / St. Peter's Cathedral
- Tiny Vessels