There’s something bittersweet about seeing a favorite, a staple in a brand new setting. I have loved these two for years. I have sung their praises. I have worn out albums raw. I have followed their paths, indulged their histories, embraced their celebrity and watched them flourish. I have been lucky to see them on smaller stages. With diehard fans. And no light shows. I haven’t always favored some moves. Or to be honest, most recent musical efforts. But I love them all the same. There’s an attachment. A bond to melodic strangers.
The Black Keys | Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon - 05.07.12