Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, 9/19/08

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Last night’s Fleet Foxes show at The Independent was a truly magnificent affair. The opener Sleepy Sun was wildly classic and rockin’ and really gave off a good live energy. This band totally has a career ahead of itself. Next up was some old timey fella with a fiddle and a banjo who played some serious mountain music, and his name was Frank Fairfield. This was insane, though. When the headliners got on stage, frontman Robin Pecknold mentioned that the Fairfield was only 22. If you saw this guy, you may not be too surprised by his appearance but his sound was more like he stepped out of 1922. And he had this incredible part in his hair. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Fleet Foxes seriously killed it. Like, it was really good. At times the room was so silent and everyone was exactly in-tune with the band. It was a wonderful feeling and rather transcendent. They are that good, and there’s no denying that there were hardly any in attendance that felt otherwise. I took some okay photos but really just focused on enjoying the music. Mission accomplished. GG FF.


Fleet Foxes marquee @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Sleepy Sun
Sleepy Sun @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Sleepy Sun @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Frank Fairfield
Frank Fairfield @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

Fleet Foxes @ The Independent, SF 9/19/08

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    U right fantastic.. we couldn’t go :( photos perfect.. ;)

  • http://www.whowillwinesc.com Eurovision 2009

    U right fantastic.. we couldn’t go :( photos perfect.. ;)

  • Aaron

    Just got back from the show in LA at the El Rey. 2nd of two nights…

    They gave us a new song, which he titled, but I can’t remember at the moment. As I stood there, you can’t help but feel there is something special in the air.

    There was a lot of banter this evening, more so than I thought there’d be. Talking with fans, talking about the city of LA and how it’s so close together…

    He ran through all the songs on the album and gave us the new song which was a delight. In 20 years from now it’s going to be something to behold. He’s already got it and he doesn’t even know… What a breathe of fresh air.

    Keep it coming!

  • Aaron

    Just got back from the show in LA at the El Rey. 2nd of two nights…

    They gave us a new song, which he titled, but I can’t remember at the moment. As I stood there, you can’t help but feel there is something special in the air.

    There was a lot of banter this evening, more so than I thought there’d be. Talking with fans, talking about the city of LA and how it’s so close together…

    He ran through all the songs on the album and gave us the new song which was a delight. In 20 years from now it’s going to be something to behold. He’s already got it and he doesn’t even know… What a breathe of fresh air.

    Keep it coming!

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