Thursday, February 24

Arcade Fire.

Arcade Fire has been one of my all time favorite bands ever since the fall of 2004 when Funeralcame out. I can't even remember who or what prompted me to pick up that album, but I did, and I swear I listened to it for about a year straight.

I like Neon Bible too and The Suburbs is a stellar album, but that Funeral album, it gets me every time.

We lived Brooklyn back then and I was lucky enough to get to see them on that tour. It was one of the best concerts I have ever seen.

the arcade fire @ webster hall

I was sick that day, but we went out anyway and I was absolutely mesmerized the entire night.

Since moving to Santa Fe, I can probably count the shows that I have seen on one hand. (Not counting the random music we see out when we're at Second Street or whatever.) My all time favorite bands never come through here. Most of them don't even hit Albuquerque.

Arcade Fire? They'd never come to Santa Fe.

So imagine my surprise when I made my usual morning visit to the local paper and found the lead article to be about Arcade Fire. Coming to Santa Fe. Little old Santa Fe. And within walking distance of our house.

I just about started crying I was so excited. And I'm tearing up again now just thinking about it.

Arcade Fire. In Santa Fe. I might actually get to see a band that I love!

So of course I spent the next hour fretting about whether or not I'll actually get tickets for the show. This is Santa Fe so it should be fine. Things don't sell out here in five minutes like they do in bigger cities. (And people like Lou Barlow play 4 blocks away from our house and NO ONE EVEN KNOWS.) But still, Arcade Fire just won a Grammy for christssake, I am sure there are plenty of people who would like to see them. And it was on the front page of the local paper.

Please cross your fingers for me that I get tickets in the morning. I cannot miss this show. Plus they are playing with The National, a band that I quite like.

Now I need PJ Harvey to play a show here. Then my life will be complete.


  1. Everyday this week, while going about my normal life, a little thought will pop into my head: Arcade Fire? Santa Fe? Holy crap! It brings me joy. I don't know you, but I'm glad that you are equally stoked. Best of luck in getting your ticket!

  2. I loved that "Funeral" album as well. It came out when I was in Croatia and I listened to it all winter. I hope you get to see them, good luck!


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