Thursday, September 16, 2010
one word: transcendent. actually I'm sorry, I can't stop there. from the moment these guys appeared onstage, the room came alive. people young and old, sober and not sober, sprang to their feet and the crowd roared, I mean ROARED and with so much incredible delight you couldn't help but feel uplifted by their sheer joy. I haven't experienced anything like this at a concert since I saw U2 back in my college days. there was so much positive energy in the room it was as if we were all unified, as if the building and everything in it became one living breathing organism - much to the delight of the band and their audience who seemed to sing and dance as one. in fact, I actually felt the floor moving and I was one of the sober ones. yes, that was a little scary since I did fear I may die in a building collapse, but I figured, at least I would die happy.
if I could, I would do it all over again tonight.
vampire weekend, I love you.