Got to see BG play a solo show at the Palace of Fine Arts last night. So magical. He tried saying something about setting the bar too high playing in a “palace” for “fine arts”, but he brought his A-game. Played his solo material as well as tracks from Death Cab and Postal Service. He switched off between guitar and piano during the set, even played “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” in tribute to the late Scott McKenzie before sending us off with this little gem, as he’s oft want to do..
My friends are on tour with Death Cab for Cutie right now. No big deal. JKJK it’s a very big deal!! The amazing Minna Choi and 8 Magik*Magikers totally upstaged Ben and the boys. It’s alright, I cheered him up with a game of bocce ball at the afterparty. NOT EVEN KIDDING. Here are some video highlights of their second night at the Fox Theater in Oakland..
What Sarah Said:
The head on the right that blocks the first bit belongs to none other than John Vanderslice. We’ve met before, but now we’re totes besties.. James and I invited him to our gig, but unfortunately he’s got a recording session lined up. Bummer.
I Will Follow You into the Dark:
If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking—damn, I didn’t think that song could get any more beautiful. Minna Choi, you’re my hero. Ben Gibbard, you’re my bocce ball partner ;)