Kansas City’s City Market is a great place to see a concert. Earlier this year, Cake and Mumford & Sons performed to a sold out crowd. Last night, Death Cab for Cutie and Telekinesis also performed to a very large crowd. It was a beautiful Monday night for a show!
First was Telekinesis, who I started listening to once I found out they were the opening act. They put on an excellent show. Michael Benjamin Lerner writes some amazing power pop songs that I just love. The band was very gracious and they seemed to have a great time up on stage.
Of course, the main act was Death Cab for Cutie, and they didn’t disappoint. The crowd sang along to pretty much every song. There were lots of couples in the crowd holding onto each other and dancing. It was sweet.
Benjamin Gibbard was extremely energetic on stage. He was constantly in motion, and was a sight to behold. The whole band showed why they’ve been around as long as they have.
I ran into quite a few photographers who I know. We were allowed to photograph two songs per band from the area in front of the barrier, which meant we had to shoot fast! Concert photography is fun; there are lots of things to focus on, and rock stars are interesting subjects almost by definition.
It was a fun night.