Thursday, July 19, 2007

Decemberists Jumping The Shark.

Last night a group of us met at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park to see The Decemberists play with Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra.
The best part:
1. It was free.
The worst part... well it's a three way tie between:
1. It rained.
2. It was super duper crowded.
3. It was boring.

We actually had a good time just sitting in the rain talking. Life is so busy sometimes that it's hard to find time to just sit and relax and enjoy hanging out with friends. The show was boring, so everyone around us started talking, playing cards, drinking 40's, looking at their tattoos. I saw lots of buttcracks. And WAY too many 80's new wave dressers. Not good.

So I brought up the idea that The Decemberists just might of jumped the shark (if you do not know this term you can go to Yep, I'm calling this the top of them being good. They might become of more popular, but I think the good, catchy, well written songs are done. Just look at their last record - what a snooooozer. You think you like - but you don't. Come on... be honest with yourself... it's just an avaerage album.

Thank you Decemberists for coming and playing Chicago for free... that was kind of you. But I am revoking your "indie cred" right now... you are on Capitol Records and you are touring now playing with big city symphonies - that is not very indie at all. Jump that shark.

Hopefully Cherry will email me the photos taken at the show last night... good times.