Monday, 6 August 2012

The Shins and The Black Keys

On Saturday we headed in to TO to see one of the best shows I've seen in a long time...The Shins and The Black Keys at the Molson Ampitheatre. 

The Black Keys were ridiculously good, I can't wait to see them again. But, I have to say, my absolute favourite moment happened when The Shins were playing. We had just been in line for about a million years to get a beer, found ourselves a great spot on the lawn, and it started to rain. I'm not talking about nice light barely there spitting rain, I'm talking about gigantic buckets full of rain. Like out of a movie torrential downpour rain. We were DRENCHED, for the entire night. But, just as the rain got really bad we got to see one of my favourite songs of all time, and it was magical. 

This is a song that reminds me so much of the spring of 2005 when Billy and I were first dating. Ugh, I love it more than words. And to stand there watching it, holding hands with Billy in the pouring rain was a moment I'll remember for the rest of my life. Best concert moment ever.

I couldn't take any pictures or video because (a) I'm not kidding about the rain and (b) I was trying to just take it all in. But, this is a video of The Shins doing the song on Letterman. Still pretty good. Not quite magical though.

And, of course, The Black Keys were the coolest. Sorry, another Letterman video...this was by far the best song in my opinion. Oh, so good.



  1. New Slang is such a dreamy song. My husband and I just adore The Shins. I am really jealous that you got to see them!

    1. Dreamy is the PERFECT way to describe that song! Ugh it's so good. You'll have to catch them next time!!

  2. Amazing show and I agree the Shins stole it! Funny how old songs bring us slang makes me think of 2004 when I used to watch Garden State on repeat ha ha. Laaaame. ;)


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