On Saturday night, Taylor and I went to the Death Cab for Cutie concert at the lovely Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, just outside of Dallas. Besides the parking lot, it was a decent venue. Death Cab is a band that Taylor and I both independently came to like before we even started dating. We’ve been to a concert of theirs before and enjoy them because they sound just as good live as they do on their albums. Below is their music video for their latest single, “You Are a Tourist, a song off of the most recent of their 7 albums. It’s kind of cool since they did the whole thing in front of a live audience in only 1 take.
Our seats were pretty good but not as great as the show we went to in Atlanta where we bought the tickets last minute off of Craigslist. Looks like procrastination paid off that time. We would have had even better seats but there was a warning for this close up section that said “Extreme view obstruction”. The Ticketmaster guy convinced us not to get those and of course when we arrived we saw that there was no view obstruction – oh well.
There was great people watching before and during the show – with a good band that has been around for awhile there tends to be a lot of different personalities. We calculated that the group of 4 people in front of us spent at least $150 on drinks. During the show they were taking pictures of giving each other back massages – it was weird. Taylor actually is in the background of one of them looking utterly confused – I hope it’s floating around on Facebook now. There was one guy right at the stage that was super excited the whole show – including during the opening act. When every song started to play, he would jump up and down like it was his favorite and then point his finger at the lead singer and sing along with him. In between two songs, the lead singer of the opening band looked at him and said, “Yeah I see you.”
Overall, it was a great show but I don’t think we’ll ever go back to that venue again. It seems silly to drive half an hour when there are plenty of venues in Dallas.