Friday, November 21, 2008

Of Montreal - National (11/1/08)

Yeah it's been 3 weeks since I saw Of Montreal in Richmond, but damn was it a great show... one of the most all-around entertaining ones I've ever attended. I've seen bands do less with more and more with less, but these guys did more with more. They were all about making it both an audio and visual experience. While I didn't completely understand all of the theatrics, that shit was fun to watch. And closing the night with a balls-out cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" brought the f-ing house down. The next morning, I made a few unsuccessful attempts to describe the evening to the LOML+1 and after noticing her eyes rolling in the back of her head, deferred to the pictures at P-fork (unfortunately, the horse didn't make an appearance).

On a side note, The National is a great venue. The ground level is an open floor with two "mini" levels and the top was stadium seating (everything was general admission). Great acoustics, plenty of options and room to wander around.

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