Monday, June 23, 2008

Death Cab For Crappy

I don't know who listens to Death Cab For Cutie, but if you do then you may have considered going to their concert. They are currently touring with their new album Narrow Stairs. I think I should have paid attention to these thoughts from the day of the concert:
  • I don't love the new album (I really like Plans and I like most of Transatlanticism, but I only dig about 3 tracks on Narrow Stairs)
  • it occurred to me that they're a pretty chillin' band that I listen to for driving in the car or other such semi-paying-attention-type tasks
  • the tickets were $32 each, and the fact that I wondered if it would be worth the money before the concert should have told me to sell, sell, sell
  • they don't play the most difficult music ever, it's pretty straightforward
  • I considered selling our tickets all the way up until we arrived at the concert entrance
  • it's not like they're freaking Radiohead*, what could I expect!
So clearly, R and I should have listened to ourselves. Maybe we're a little too familiar with opportunity cost due to my limited background in economics and R's majoring in economics, but we just couldn't get over the fact that it just wasn't $32 worth of fun. Not to mention that we now get a babysitter, so there's another $20. They weren't bad, they just weren't worth the money. Sad! Unfortunately, it's now kind of ruined their music for me. At the very least I need a break, but the mediocre live performance might hang around in my head for a long time.

*Radiohead is truly my favorite, and maybe it's not fair to compare other bands to them. I have to mention here that I AM GOING TO RADIOHEAD IN SAN DIEGO COME AUGUST!!! I cannot tell you how momentous an occasion this is. I've never been to Radiohead even though I have adored them since high school and OK Computer. I cried when the Hail to the Thief came to Salt Lake City and Ryan and I were so poor that we couldn't go and so I bought the CD and we drove around listening to it. This has been a long time coming. You'd better believe that I'm going to be writing about this again, and again...


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Kristi said...

Too bad about the $84! That is a whole tank and a fourth of gas around here!! :]
Jesse LOVES Radiohead too! He is going to their concert this Summer too. I think it is in Berkley.
Have FUN in San Diego!! :]

kendahl said...

oh man, i'm going to have to talk about it to him after we all go!!!!

Hillso said...

Oh, I'm sorry. Maybe Radiohead will compensate it.

Travis Butterfield said...

I'm so jealous of you going to see Radiohead in San Diego. I really want to. But, I'm too poor. Looks like the tables have turned. I went to the Hail to the Thief concert in Utah that you missed. It was phenomenal. How ironic.