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File under “should-a could-a would-a.”

Thursday, September 29, 2005

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One of our favorite popular culture critics (and soon-to-be-published novelist) Jeffrey Overstreet raves about Arcade Fire’s live show:

This is like seeing U2 during the October or War tour, folks. DO NOT MISS THEM. This is like seeing REM during the Life’s Rich Pageant tour, or Radiohead after The Bends. This is a band that’s just catching fire (no pun intended), and they have the potential to be one of the all-time greats. ... [We] had that distinct feverish feeling that we were experiencing one of the great breakthrough tours in rock history. I half expected to see David Bowie, or Bono, or even Kurt Cobain’s ghost peering around the corner.

Meanwhile, we in the Student Activities kick ourselves repeatedly for failing to book the band when we had the chance. Keep your fingers crossed for a spring tour…