I love their music, of course (thank you Garden State), but when I first heard that they were going to play for this famous festival, I was not really moved.
I didn't think that their often subtle yet enjoyable music was meant for being played in open air.
It was great being proved wrong !
The set they played this evening was really strong, from 'Australia' (a personal favourite :) to 'Kissing The Lipless' and the mix 'Pam Berry' + 'Phantom Limb'.
The nice thing was that they didn't only play songs from 'Wincing The Night Away', but also from the other 2 previous albums.
The audience was really receptive, and was moving along the songs.
The band seemed to have great fun on stage, and were full of energy (especially the second guitar player who was jumping everywhere :)
To conclude , I thought the set was really fitting into this kind of concert, but waaaaay too SHORT !
I mean, 40 minutes is really not enough, especially when it's Shins goodness.
Guess I will have to see them at a real concert now !
Wincing the Night Away
Chutes Too Narrow
Rock En Seine