June 2, 2004 at 11:40 pm | music.

The Shins show was really good last night. Well at least the Shins were really good. The opening band was a weird female rip off of Steely Dan, without the good songs. Everyone thought it was the fiery furnaces when they came out and it took them a few songs for them to even mention who they were. (They were not on the bill). The Fiery Furnaces would have been great if they had just played the first 45 seconds of the first song and called it a night. As it was, they played 40+ minutes with no breaks between songs and at the end I wondered whether people were clapping because they were leaving the stage or because they like them.

The Shins were good. Not great, but good. I wish the mix was a little louder. We were in a place by one of the bars were people kept talking during quiet songs and it drove me and Alanna crazy. We finally moved down lower once we counldn’t take it anymore