Dreams Burn But In Ashes Are Gold
November 5, 2011 § Leave a Comment
It’s been six long years since Kings of Convenience have been to the Golden Coast (that’s California btw) and I’ve been a fan of theirs for five. So when they announced their show in San Francisco at The Fillmore, I jumped on that like Voldemort on a unicorn. Of course it sold out not too long after. To make up for our deprivation, they rewarded us with a full 2-hour long set, playing 3 extra songs after announcing their “last” song, then several more for the encore. They swept us away with their (almost entirely) acoustic set then made us dance with them like we’d rather not be talking. We were charmed off our feet by Erland øye’s impecable stage presence and Eirik Bøe’s smooth charisma. It was a truly unique performance, unlike any show I’ve ever been to, just one of those shows that just leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside ya know?? However, I didn’t appreciate that dumb merch guy’s sarcasm when I asked him where the KoC’s merch is and he replied, “Norway.” Ass.
Before the show, Steven and I went to the Speakeasy Brewery for their little beer event, but they hadn’t opened yet when we got there. So as we were driving around, we found this really random park in the middle of this completely industrial area and hung out there for a little while.