in which it was fact, not fiction, for the first time in years.
(Film used: Kodak Gold 400 and Lomography CN 800.)
Finally, I get to somewhat write about Death Cab for Cutie. Being generally unemployed as we are, Sarie and I lined up at around 1:30 p.m. for an 8 o’clock show, and we thought that might have been too much. But when we got there, there were two other groups of people who had already been waiting there since 10 and 11 a.m. Call it crazy, but we’ve been waiting for this show for ten or so years.
A few hours into waiting, we caught part of the sound check. It was spine-tingling hearing Ben Gibbard’s voice float towards us across the room, through the glass. (A melody softly soaring through the atmosphere, hehe.) I felt my heart rise up to my throat, and it was a nice preamble to the show we were about to see. Some of the songs they played weren’t part of their set list but we didn’t know it at the time, so it was like an extra show. These were the songs they played:
- “Different Names for the Same Thing”
- “Meet Me on the Equinox”
- “Death of an Interior Decorator” — this was particularly fun. Everyone we were there with sang, Can you tell me why you have been so-oh-oh-oh sa-ah-aaaaahd?
- what we think might have been a portion of Big Star’s “Thirteen”
In the end, I wasn’t allowed to bring in my SLR—hey, a girl’s gotta try!—so it’s been a painful wait for these photos to be processed, since I took with the only other camera I had with me, an LC-A+. With only one range, four focus points, and a dark room, I’m pretty happy with the results.
- A Lack of Color
- I Will Possess Your Heart
- Crooked Teeth
- We Laugh Indoors
- Doors Unlocked and Open
- Long Division
- Grapevine Fires
- Codes and Keys
- What Sarah Said — I do remember losing it to this song
- I Will Follow You Into the Dark
- Title and Registration
- You Are a Tourist
- The New Year
- Company Calls
- Company Calls Epilogue
- Soul Meets Body
- We Looked Like Giants
- The Sound of Settling
- Home Is a Fire
- Meet Me on the Equinox
- A Movie Script Ending
- Transatlanticism — amazing last song, I’ll tell you that