I spent most of Friday on the Budweiser stage side of Lollapalooza, hanging out and enjoying full sets — something I rarely get to do at festivals. The first full set I got to catch was one by the incomparable New Pornographers, complete with Neko and Dan. Really, I don’t think their set could have been any better. They opened with “Sing Me Spanish Techno,” brought out Dan to do “Myriad Harbor” and then went into “the Laws Have Changed.” They’ve got a lot of great songs and we probably got the greatest of that bunch. I didn’t think we’d get it, but they did “Mass Romantic” and it sounded perfect. That and the set-closing “Bleeding Heart Show” were definite festival highlights for me.
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