vendredi 20 juillet 2007

Arcade Fire

I went to the Arcade Fire show this week of the Nuits de Fourviere festival, a series of summertime concerts and performances in Lyon's Roman amphitheatre. It is high on the hill above Lyon, so as the sun sets you have a nice view of the city lights. Arcade Fire was very cool. They are from Montreal and there were so many band members on stage that it seemed a bit like all of Canada was there. They had a whole string section, and people playing cow bells, and there was someone singing through a bullhorn for a while.

The opening band was this country rock group called Herman Düne (complete with umlaut à la Häagen Dazs or Hüsker Dü). The lead singer looked like Mick Fleetwood and sounded like the love child of Willie Nelson and Richard Buckner. I was confused-- I know I haven't been back in the US lately, but has country rock come into style there without me realizing? It just doesn't seem plausible.

The pictures I took didn't really turn out so well... here is the crowd standing around waiting...

Here are the Arcade Fire.


3 commentaires:

Christopher a dit…

well, maybe you can't see the band too well, but you can see some cute french butts in the foreground! :)

Julie a dit…

Herman Düne is a french/swedish band..

Mark in Berlin a dit…

i think country rock is only popular in canada. the last time i was in montreal all the boys had mullets too