One thing I was sure during the National’s gig tonight: the crowd and the band were really together in the same frequence. From all the concerts I’ve been since I moved to London, I can only think of Mumford & Sons at the T in The Park to beat this one tonight. No, REALLY.
The videos below can prove better than words.
(all of the videos have somewhat crappy sound)
In this one, Matt Berninger jumps into the crowd and he walks TOWARDS ME and everything goes mental. I was crushed and almost lost my glasses. When he went past, I was kinda static and shakin’ a little. You can see some really JOYFUL reactions from the others.
And because that wasn’t enough, this is just after. Awesome.
The end is very stupid because this elastic from my jacket got tied somehow to the button of this girl’s jumper. And then neither of us could move. Maybe I lost a chance at that moment.
Anyway, this guy, maybe the boyfriend, showed up and just ripped the elastic from my jacket. THANKS.
In the last video, the autofocus from the camera fucked up everything, although I turn it off, it just kept changing all the time, but It still gets the moment. A cool acoustic sing-along if you don’t bother my awful voice.
I don’t know. Maybe they do this everytime and this was just another gig. But I’m not going to look for the answer on youtube.
I rather think this was a special night (GAY-DAR ON).
Just a quick note, Richard Parry from Arcade Fire played in quite a few songs, adding a lot to it. I will update this post with another video soon.
You can read more about the show here.