The Decemberists / Warsaw / May 26, 2005
I wish every concert I went to took place at
The Decemberists took the stage in matching hats and vests that Chris Funk described as “Polish pimp meets Richie Sambora.” Their main set was very similar to the
And then, in what was the single most ecstatic moment of any concert I have been to this year, we all simultaneously leapt to our feet, right when the band broke back into the chorus.
Jesus. You just can’t plan something like that.
For the encore, Colin did a solo acoustic version of “Shiny” and then… they played “The Tain.” All of it. Apparently, this epic five-part suite had been retired from live performance, but they brought it back because it was the last show on the tour. It didn’t sound quite as metal-riffic as it does on record, but it was still pretty sweet to see Colin sing that “cock in her kisser” line live. Tee hee.