Grizzly Bear is a band that I have enjoyed immensely. I'm trying to remember when I first heard "On a Neck, On a Spit." It was one of my friend's favorite songs and I thought I would give it a listen. I was instantly hooked. Grizzly Bear does something to me that is very difficult for me to describe. One of my favorite things that I can put into words is that really long song have layers, kind of like a Sufjan Stevens song so that you don't get bored listening to an eight minute song. All of their songs aren't necessarily that long, but they've got complex layers. They crescendo and decrescendo seamlessly and it's one of the reason I love Grizzly Bear. For Valentine's Day, Matt bought us tickets to Grizzly Bear and I had to wait another two months to finally see them. My anticipation for this show was different than other shows. It didn't fill me with the anxiety that waiting for shows typically does. We spent the day shopping and playing games on our phones (Fruit Ninja versus each other and then I discovered Oregon Trail). We didn't listent to Grizzly Bear on the way to the show. We just went for gyros, enjoyed each other's company while we wiled the hours. "Sun in Your Eyes" gave me goosebumps, despite the fact I was burning up at this point in the show (the end, of course...Sun in Your Eyes ends Shields amazingly). And the encore! I was cynical, didn't think they'd come back out for an encore. Oh, they killed the encore. Knife, On a Neck On a Spit, and All We Ask, in case anyone was wondering. I'd like to share my experience through my photos here. Here we go!
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