Not So Silent Night 2008: The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Jack’s Mannequin
My last show of 2008 was Not So Silent Night. I always like to end my year of concerts with this one. I live in the bay area and thankfully we have some good radio stations that put on some great radio shows.
I’d been dying to see Jack’s Mannequin, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand again and they all killed it. I think this is when those three bands were in their prime as well. They were all touring big albums and the ones they released after were all just sub-par.
Death Cab was the most surprising because I didn’t know that Ben Gibbard had lost so much weight. When they started playing, I straight up could not believe that fool looked so good. This was also right after he married Zooey Deschenel so maybe that influenced it? They play hits and songs off of Narrow Stairs which had just recently come out.
The Killers were cool, but like Journey, I had heard the hits too much and they were just boring to me.