All Your Diction Dripping With Disdain

It's funny the conversations you overhear. You know, when you're eavesdropping.

(at The Killers concert)
Douche: The last time I was here was for the Death Cab for Cutie concert. It was okay.
Girl: I loved it.
Douche: Yeah it was really good. I'm just not that big of a fan of mainstream music. I'm more into Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys.
(Let me interject here: While these aren't the biggest names in the music industry, they are by no means "not mainstream." Vampire Weekend was possibly the biggest hyped band I've ever seen)

*Countdown starts on the screen onstage for the Killer's entrance*

Douche: Oh, they did this at the Coldplay concert. Now that was a good one.

All These Things That I've Done

This is going to be a double concert review, because we saw Howie Day on Friday, and the Killers on Monday.

Howie Day has been a longtime favorite of mine, ever since I bought Stop All The World Now in 2003. You're probably familiar with his song "Collide" as it was played on the radio every other song for quite awhile (You might also know him from this). I've never seen a show quite like this before. Howie was alone on the stage, but you didn't even miss a band. He uses samplers and effects paddles to create a really full sound. It's pretty impressive. You don't see a lot of true musicians like that. His vocals were some of the best I've ever heard live. I can die fairly happily now that I've heard Collide and She Says live. I highly recommend seeing him in concert, because it's a unique experience.

Collide - Howie day

The Killers were awesome, as expected. I wouldn't expect any less. They did an assortment of songs from all three albums (four if you count Sawdust), so I got to hear all my favorite songs. This was a much different crowd and energy than I'm used to, but it's nice to do different things. People were dancing, some were headbanging (for no reason?) and there were pyrotechnics. The whole show was so energetic, I was amazed at how great Brandon was.

Speaking of Brandon, good lord. We were in the 7th row, so I was close enough to really see him.

What a sexy, sexy man. Even with the plumage, he was attractive.

The songs they did:
This Is Your Life
Somebody Told Me
For Reasons Unknown
Joy Ride
I Can't Stay
(Bling) Confessions of a King
Smile Like You Mean IT
Read My Mind
A Dustland Fairytale
Sam's Town
Read My Mind
Mr. Brightside
All These Things That I've Done

Jenny Was A Friend of Mind
When You Were Young