November 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm #16177
Hi, just found this message board while looking for a place to ask a few questions 🙂
I just got into the National in the past year after a friend hooked me up with mp3 of all the albums.
(Except Sleep Well Beast. Had to buy that one myself. 🙂 )
And I’m bitter I missed out for so long..
Anyway, I snagged tix on stubhub last night for the show in DC next week.
Listed start time is 8. Can anyone ballpark for me when the National will actually hit the stage?
(There is an opening act.)
And also ballpark how long their typical set is? We have to schedule child care for the littles.
Thanks for any info.November 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm #16178
Hi pontneuf, welcome!
Just based on my own experiences I would say the band might be on at about 9.30? And typical set about 90 minutes or so. Someone else here might be able to be a bit more specific though 😀November 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm #16179
I just saw them on Monday night and that was almost exactly the schedule. The show started at 8. “This is the Kit” was the opener and then the band started at about 9 or 9:30. The show was over around 11ish and we were home relieving the babysitter by 11:30 (after ~30 mins walking to the car/drive home).November 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm #16181
Are you going to give us a gig review, Jimbo? 😀December 1, 2017 at 5:10 am #16183
I can give you a quick one.
What I didn’t like: My first time ever seeing The National indoors and it was at a “fancy” seated venue that didn’t have any general admission. The guys were back on their first show since being with their families and they seemed to be a little low on energy. Almost not chatting between songs and it felt a bit rushed.
What I did like: Of course as always they sounded great. Songs were executed well and it was interesting to see Matt smoking weed throughout the show, but never drinking anything but water (from what I could tell). They played Secret Meeting, About Today, and Wasps Nest, which were all great. Additionally they played most of the songs I love from the new album.
Overall it was an excellent 90 minute set, but defiantly not the best show of theirs I’ve seen.December 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm #16192
Hi everyone, I’m Alison and I’ve been a fan for about 4 years now, an ex of mine sent me ‘Soho Riots’ and I was kind of hooked from that moment and for that I am eternally grateful to him. I live in England and I saw them live in London in October. They did not disappoint and the set was really tight sound wise with a few surprises.
Looking forward to saying hello to you all.
AApril 14, 2018 at 2:11 am #16918
hey everyone! i’m larissa. i’m 27, brazilian and currently working as a proofreader and translator. i’ve been a ntl fan since they released high violet, my first song was “runaway”. it was love at first hearing, i didn’t think before i jumped. i’ve just seen them for the first time last month and my love just got stronger. i’m trying to be a bit more of a talker so i’ll try to be more present here. hope we can talk and share our love for them 🙂September 14, 2018 at 11:07 am #17088
Hi everyone! My name is Pep, from Spain, husband and lawyer. I´m still love of the band, i met years ago at a festival. In that time i didn`t have previous references, only i had heard “sea of love” in youtube but that performance fascinated me.
Happily, last summer i have enjoyed a new peformance in Lisboa.
Otherwise, i have a question. Weeks ago, i downloaded a concert in a festival and matt talked about jimbo, so, who is jimbo?
Greetings to all!!!September 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm #17089
I am Jimbo! Nice to meet you PEP.
I’m not aware of any mentioning of Jimbo. What show was it and where did you get it?September 14, 2018 at 6:50 pm #17090
I am Jimbo! Nice to meet you PEP.
I’m not aware of any mentioning of Jimbo. What show was it and where did you get it?September 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm #17091
Hi Jimbo! Nice to meet you!
At “best keep secret” 2018 Matt dedicated “Carin at the liquor store” to a little feller named Jimbo. It’s about 55:00.
This is the link: https://youtu.be/ugRw7GFcu3w
Regards Jimbo!September 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm #17092
Thanks Pep! I’m not sure if he’s referencing me or not, but for lack of better information I’ll just assume that he is… The only connection that I can think of is that when Sleep Well Beast first came out I posted here that that was one of my least favorite songs due to the “foregone conclusion” line because it made me feel like I was watching The Office. But I really do like the song now. I guess he knew I would come around.
Anyways, thanks for the heads up. I enjoyed the video.September 18, 2018 at 2:32 pm #17094
Hi! My name is Marco and I am Italian but living in French Guiana since 2009. I might be the only National fan in this country!!
I am 35 years old, married, and I have 2 kids. I am a musician and play the drums from over 25 years.
I discovered The National last year with the song England and love them… I bought all the CDs and discover little by little this amazing band!
My favorite CD is Trobles Will Find Me. My favorite song is Afraid of Everyone….
Last week I’ve done something crazy and take a plane to see them in Milano the 7th of September. What à show! Amazing! Totally worth the effort.
Just a little disappointed for the shortness of the show (not depending on the band, but the festival). I was hoping to hear my favorite song… next time maybe!
Other bands I like and listen (in this moment): Radiohead, Editors, Alvvays, Big Thief, Cigarettes after sex, U2….
Hope to have money to travel and see the band live soon! Otherwise the Band can come play in French Guiana, if they want to discover a beautiful amazonian country and try new things!
Cheers!October 9, 2018 at 1:15 am #17098
Hi! I’ve been a fan of the National since Exile Vilify in Portal 2, seven years ago! I just saw the band for the first time last night in Kansas City.
My favorite album is Sleep Well Beast. My favorite song is a tie between Theory of the Crows and Dark Side of the Gym.April 12, 2019 at 6:50 am #49928
I’m Brian from Kent, England.
I’m Matt’s age and despite promising myself I’d start listening to this critically loved band for ages….i started last Autumn….and have listened to nothing other than Alligator all the way to SWB since then.
I’m now seeing them in London, Munich and Stuttgart this year. Is that obsessive enough? This band is currently everything!
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