I know what you’re wondering and the answer is yes, I was there, too. I actually heard about it a lot earlier than most, but I couldn’t get over there until around 11, and by then, well, as expected the place was packed. They started off by thanking the crowd for coming out and then tore into a number of songs off their last record, which made the crowd go completely apeshit. In fact, I thought there was going to be a riot when they said that their next song would be their last, but as luck would have it, they had time for one more (which I think they had intended to play anyway). When they finally finished, everyone was on their feet begging for more, but that was it, not only for last night, but forever.
Waitaminit. You didn’t think I was talking about the Broken Social Scene show at Slowdown last night, did you? I heard about that one, too, at around 10:30 last night, but as much as I like BSS, there was no way I was going to miss LALD’s last show ever. From what I can tell, Omahype was the first to get the scoop online, and also is the only one with a full review of the show, complete with pics. Check it out. It will go down as another in a series of amazing “secret shows” that everyone will say they were at, but few actually were. The same will be said for LALD’s last show, too. What’s the old adage? The biggest crowds that bands play for are at their CD release show and their farewell gig. That probably also was the case with LALD. It was the biggest show I’ve seen at O’Leaver’s in quite a while. It was also the best performance I’ve ever heard from the band, so good, in fact, you wonder why they’re hanging it up. I’m sure they have their reasons, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing these guys performing around town again in other bands in the near future.
Tonight, the not-so-secret Mountain Goats show at Slowdown, or the pop-rock stylings of Black Tie Dynasty at The Waiting Room.
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