Tuesday, September 27, 2011

beirut at terminal 5

Beirut-at-Terminal-Five-September-2011




last week I got to see one of my favorite bands, "beirut" play in manhattan at terminal 5-not exactly the greatest concert venue. their general admission does allow you to get close to the stage if you don't mind being pressed together like sardines in a can. doors usually open at 7, but die hard fans start lining up outside much earlier. the opening act starts at 8. when beirut made their appearance by 9:15 I had already been standing for two hours. a lesser fan might not think it would be worth it. but I can tell you it was definitely worth it! I've been listening to beirut for at least a couple of years now but this is the first time I've experienced them live and I have to say for me, their live performance was full of surprises-most notably how they upped the ante on their horns and drums. and oh my good good lord does zach condon know how to sing and does so with an amazing stage presence-though I should say that wasn't a surprise.



10 comments:

Snappy Di said...

I haven't been to see any live performances in decades! Nice you could attend and enjoy the fun.

Anonymous said...

That is one great photo, looks like an album cover, very effective. PGma

Thérèse said...

It "sounds" like a lot of fun and the first image is a terrific souvenir!

Daryl said...

Oh nice, thanks for the 'taste' I'll be checking them out on iTunes!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the composition and the lighting in the first picture Lily, top shot!

Lori Skoog said...

First of all, the photo is fabulous! What a fun venue for live music.

Bibi said...

Gee, never heard of them; guess I'm not 'in'. Top photo is a stunner.

Alexa said...

Love the photo—musicians are exciting to shoot, aren't they? And live music by a band you love is always worth standing and waiting for!

James said...

Excellent shot! It's been a few years since I was excited to see a live band. This sounds pretty cool!

Kitty said...

wonderful shot, Lily. You must have sat quite close?
I hope your ears are still functioning!