Last Night: Blind Pilot at Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009
Great American Music Hall
Better Than: warm milk and cookies on a cold, blustery night.
There could have been a tornado outside, or even a secret Weezer show just down the road, but anyone who was watching last night's sold out Blind Pilot show at The Great American Music Hall wouldn't have noticed. Cold, wind, Weezer -- the elements had nothing on this band's sweet melodies and humble, mellow stage presence.
Blind Pilot doesn't usually provide much banter between songs, but the Great American crowd was eager to interact. Perhaps that enthusiasm, together with a little help from a wine bottle the band pulled from on stage, they loosened up enough to share some of their adventures from the day. For instance, they hit two things with their van (a tree and their friend's car-- Amy, they're sorry), and Nebeker spilled wine all over his clothes. Blind Pilot seemed in good spirits, but we hope their next visit's adventures are less destructive.
Check back with All Shook Down for SF Weekly's Q&A with Blind Pilot front man Nebeker, coming up soon.
By the way: There was definitely some Portland love on the dance floor last night. It's totally cool to share your love for various landmarks (like, for instance, shouting out "Powell's Books! Powell's Books!" between songs, as a few of last night's crowd members decided to do). But it's definitely time to put a sock in it when the band starts calling you the Portland Yellow Pages.