September 4, 2008

andrew bird at millennium park

what a performance from andrew bird last night at pritzker pavilion in millennium park...under the city lights, with a cool breeze, & a full but comfortable crowd, he occupied every last corner of the venue with little more than a violin & a whistle, before being joined by his band for an absolutely wonderful set that sounded particularly incredible surrounded by the chicago was a great night, one that really makes you appreciate this city, & some of the things you might take for granted living here...even the ravinia junior crowd kept it at a whisper...& the two new songs he played were fantastic, so if anyone ripped the live broadcast off of wxrt, please, i'd love to hear's one he played early on.

download: andrew bird - the giant of illinois (daytrotter session)


Anonymous said...

That was such a great concert. However i got too drunk, blacked out and made a few people mad. Besides that it was awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear it. Did anyone rip it?


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