Last night, the rock music

by Lisa June. 14, 2011 2709 views

Went with R to see, of course, the Decemberists - ok, I know that of the 6 shows I've seen over the past 3 years, 4 of them have been the Decemberists. What can I say. I'm rather fond of them. It was a great show - worth suffering through work all day on 5 hours' sleep.

Unfortunately none of these photos are, actually, of the Decemberists themselves.

This venue is way outside the Beltway, so the best thing to do if you live in the city is to set out before rush hour really gets under way. Since rush hour around here essentially starts at 4:00, that strategy gives you lots of time to hang out at the venue (Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater) and drink beer and, say, take photographs of ants.

No idea what the hell this is, but I sort of like it.

Other folks who decided they'd rather spend the 2 hours before the show hanging out at the venue rather than sitting in traffic. (Annotated)

The opener, Best Coast. Competent band with nice buzzy music and a fun, energetic singer. But lyrics not really to my taste - I prefer ponderous intellectual crap, and they were singing about boys.

Roadies prepping for the Diciemberistos. So exciting! I accidentally used the flash.

Uhh… who knows what this is?!! I kinda like it, though.

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Melanie 5 years, 11 months ago

The ant photo is very cool. I see people sitting in lawn chairs in #2.

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Oweena 5 years, 11 months ago

I like the square dancing men--do si do!

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Beth 5 years, 11 months ago

ah, Merriweather. Figured you'd be going to that show. I'm free from the shackles of HBO at the end of today. We should get together next week sometime...

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Lisa 5 years, 11 months ago

elora/zosu: :D! thx.
mox: pff. ;) thx.
Jen: this was in the bar area, so the ant wasn't too disappointed.
iggy: yes!

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Iguana 5 years, 11 months ago

Ah, is this the reason behind you 'everybody talks at gigs' post on the tree?

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Sophie 5 years, 11 months ago

Love the ant also!

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Moxie 5 years, 11 months ago

Ponderous lyrics are overrated. The ant is very cool.

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Elora 5 years, 11 months ago

i think the ant picture is very cool!
(i am going to "favourite" it)
and as for the last one? I think I see a little robot peeking up in the lower left corner.....

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