Show: Band of Horses + My Morning Jacket
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Favorite Song: I heard a good combination of long time favorites from both Band of Horses + My Morning Jacket, but it was those less expected one's that particularly stood out for me. I consider myself more of an "old school" MMJ fan, so having "Circuital" as one of my favorites of the night was a bit of a shocker, but in retrospect it shouldn't be. That song is great + even more perfect live. "Rocketman" was a nice surprise as well.
Memorable Moment: Enjoying amazing music outdoors on a beautiful night in the most perfect city in the world. Doesn't get much better than that.
Biggest Letdown: As wonderful as the lawn at Jay Pritzker Pavillion is, Jim James of My Morning Jacket really is meant to be seen. He comes to life on stage + I missed that with this show. This was also my first time seeing Band of Horses live + although they were good, I guess I was expecting a little bit more. The vocals didn't start off very solid, but that improved through the end of the set. I also wish they could have played a bit longer.
This Show: Was a perfect night with two bands I have loved for quite some time. Sometimes those shows that you can just sit + chill out at really are the best.