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Music nerd. DJing all over California since 1991 (I was really young) and currently found on Moheak.com. I unabashedly love both Duran Duran and Pixies equally. Follow me on Twitter @shebmo
The Postal Service released Give Up in 2003, back when people still bought CD’s and the only ones taking pictures at concerts were the photographers--now ten years later, CD’s are being used for D.I.Y. art projects and Google Glasses are being used in the audience. Times have definitely changed, (as the LA Times have referred to The Postal Service as “indie classic rock”) but an iconic album is not affected by time. As soon as the doors opened at the Fox, you felt the energy.
Out walked Ben Gibbard through blue lighting like an iridescent rock star--soon followed by Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis, and Laura Burhenn. The crowd actually went wild. The show started with “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” and the audience instantly became a choir. Ben worked that stage like it was his last show. Towards the end of the show, the not so well known song “Such Great Heights” started and if the energy was at 100, it was now immeasurable. They played one more song, “Natural Anthem” and then it was over… until the encore. With the audience stomping, screaming, cheering, and clapping for what seemed like ten minutes, (but was actually more like one) the gang walked out ready to knock everyone off their feet again. The encore started with “(This Is) The Dream Of Evan and Chan.” This is the first track Ben and Jimmy worked on together and marks the birth of The Postal Service through Jimmy’s musical project Dntel. Ending the show, with the one song you wish someone would romantically sing to you: “Brand New Colony.” It could have not ended more celestially. Was it worth the ten year wait? Yes. Should you be sad that you weren’t there? Yes. Will The Postal Service release another album? Let’s hope.