Saturday, May 06, 2006

BEER WITH "SIGUR ROS"

Me having drinks with SIGUR ROS in Boise, Idaho.


So I went to see Sigur Ros in Boise, Idaho last night. For those of you who don't know, Sigur Ros is my favorite band ever right now. Even more than Radiohead (if that's possible). I saw them in Denver in February and then again at Coachella last week. The third time (Boise) would prove to be a charm.

Kristi and I left kind of late from Salt Lake City around 2:30pm. A 5 hour drive puts us there at around 7:30pm and the doors already opened at 7:00pm. So we hurry and find a parking garage and rush out onto the street towards the venue. As we were walking/running, I see 3 emo-esque guys walking next to us. I start to pass them and think, "Wow, that guy looks like the bass player in Sigur Ros." About 2 seconds go by and then I think, "Holyfuckingshit, that IS the bass player for Sigur Ros!"

I approach the group and ask, "You guys enjoying Boise?" They say (with Icelandic accent), "Yeah, it's very, very small, but quite nice." I then introduced myself and shook hands with them.

So, we went to a bar/pub about a block from the venue and had some drinks and sat around a table outside. They asked me about Salt Lake City and Mormons and about my LDS Mission to Venezuela. I asked them about Iceland. They told me the English translation for "Glosoli" is "Brightly Glowing". I didn't want to take up too much of their time so I rose my glass in cheers and wished them a good performance and then I left. They were amazingly down to earth and conversational.

No fucking joke. I sat down in Boise, Idaho and drank beer with my favorite band ever. That just doesn't happen.

SIGUR ROS performs about 35 minutes after drinking Coronas with them.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

do you have any other pictures from the boise show?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh and I should mention - I'm not interested in any photos that you have of yourself in Boise, just the event. Thanks.

Dead Star said...

how lucky you are!!
tehy r my fave band too...

Dead Star said...

how lucky u r!!
they r my fave band 2!!

Dead Star said...

how lucky you are!!
they are my favorite band too!