Oh, you Montreal darlings. How you wooed the thousands of adoring fans that packed the Pacific Coliseum last Tuesday night (September 28).
Arcade Fire, they cheered and you turned the volume up. They applauded and you took your bows and curtsies with form and grace.
And I don’t know which one of the eight of you it was that just couldn’t contain themselves and leapt from the stage to run to the back of the floor, tossing your snare drum to and fro. But that was awesome, too.
Oh, and Win Butler, thanks for the shot at Stephen Harper. Judging by the roar of applause your chastising received, we really liked that move as well.
Bravo, boys and girls. You’re welcome back to Vancouver anytime you like.
Arcade Fire performs "Neighborood #1 (Tunnels)" at the Pacific Coliseum.
*“Leaves Vancouver with Neighborhood #1”, meaning, "plays the last number before the arena gig’s now-compulsory three-song encore."
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