Last night, October 2nd, was a beautiful, refreshing night at the Greek with Sigur Ros taking the stage. Nothing could have been sweeter than the silence of the crowd mid-set during a break in the intro to “Festival” from the band's latest release Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. Silence! Everyone attentive… listening… before the eruption of strings that swirled up and into decrescendo, leaving the melody at the sound of a whistle. The genius of that whistle!
Parachutes, also from Iceland, opened the sold out show. Check out the slideshow here or just click on the image below.
Words and photographs by Timothy Norris.