Trials + Tribulations


Friendly Reminder
May 22, 2009, 5:51 pm
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Colin Meloy @ Fox Theater in Oakland, CA 5/20/09. Click for more images.

Colin Meloy @ Fox Theater in Oakland, CA 5/20/09. Click for more images.

The Decemberists are currently on tour, but stopped by Craig Ferguson’s set to tape their track “The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All).” They’ve played “The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid” twice on TV now, on the Colbert Show and on Leno. Both times, Shara somehow stole the show from everyone else. That’s probably why they’re performing this one, so they can all shine and not just her. Check them out on Leno:

According to early reports from their shows along the west coast, they’ve been throwing it down pretty hardcore. Here’s a review of something they did towards the end of their show in Oakland, CA:

“The Decemberists Family Players Present the Tragedy of the Donner Party” involved Chris, John, Becky and Shara marching through the crowd with drums and, as the title would indicate, re-enacting the Donner Party’s descent into cannibalism as they attempted to cross the Sierra Mountains (with the crowd playing the role of “The Sierra Mountains”).

In other words, just go. You’ll enjoy yourself. If they’re rolling through your town. If they’re not, just kick it at home and watch some Craig Ferguson tonight.


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