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I admit that I missed Amiina's backup vocals, strings, and charmingness a little bit, but hearing Sigur Ros's stripped-down rockish take on their material was plenty awesome.

Posted by josh | October 6, 2008 3:59 PM
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Agreed all around.

Posted by Morgan | October 6, 2008 7:43 PM
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I liked David's review better, why did you delete it?

Posted by hillster | October 6, 2008 7:52 PM
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Posted by SteveM | October 6, 2008 8:26 PM
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@4: I was curious if anybody who wasn't wise to Sigur Ros would head to the show and assume the opener was actually the real deal, since they sounded like a band that only listened to Sigur Ros. Plus, the tickets/venue didn't say anything about an opening band.

David, I agree that Parachutes were awful. I fell asleep twice during their set. But I have to correct you... their lyrics were actually in English. I wrote down something about trees and wind before zonking out the second time.

Posted by Sam M. | October 6, 2008 8:37 PM
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Ouch.
That is fucking hilarious.

More reviews of opening bands please!

Posted by Mark Donuts | October 6, 2008 9:32 PM
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1. Opening band: Sigur Also. Avoid.

2. Sigur Ros played Benaroya on the last tour (in addition to the Paramount show) with Amiina backing.

Posted by Tiktok | October 6, 2008 11:55 PM
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while we're at it w/r/t that zombie post: not all of sigur ros's lyrics are in "hopelandic" -- many are in Icelandic and one is in English -- and the band isn't "under 30".

Posted by josh | October 7, 2008 3:36 PM
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I kind of pity that David jerk, he really made a colossal ass of himself with that review. It's really sad that such an uppity ignorant asshole took a seat from someone who would have really enjoyed that (amazing) show.

Posted by petit lamplighter | October 7, 2008 9:34 PM
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David, your a fucking idiot. Punch yourself in the face.

Posted by bill | October 8, 2008 1:24 PM
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And yes, from Wikipedia, they're not under 30:

Jon Birgisson - 33
Georg Holm - 32
Kjartan Sveinsson - 30
Orri Pall Dyrason - 31

Yea, good times all around with David's review :) it's from the 'I didn't go to the show but I need to sound like I know stuff' school.

Posted by abc | October 8, 2008 11:45 PM

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