2011-03-08yann tiersen @ metropolis i had not planned on seeing the yann tiersen show that was part of the high lights festival, but i realized that it was during my midterm break, and i needed something fun to do. the show was on monday, two weeks ago.
the opening act was breathe owl breathe, a quirky indie band. half the set felt like a story-telling period, with the singer acting out the lyrics of the songs. it was alright.
yann tiersen's set was nice. a quiet evening for me.
when tiersen started speaking english in between songs, the crowd reacted by yelling "en français! on est au québec!". of course.
he and his band played all the songs from the most recent "dust lane", including the title track, which is my favourite on that release. i'm glad someone posted a video online:
(the audio quality is not too bad.)
when he played "sur le fil" on solo violin, it was the highlight of the show, for me. that song is pretty amazing in a live setting.
setlist (as posted on stage):
till the end
best of times (the trial)
it doesn't seem complete, since "sur le fil" doesn't appear. or did they translate it as "the wire" on their setlist? seems strange...
the end of the show was perfect, with a re-worked version of "la valse d'amélie poulain". i left feeling all happy inside.