One of the best experiences of my life was Coachella 2011.
I was at this National gig because so many of my dear friends said they put on the best show they’ve ever seen. After seeing this gig only knowing “Mr. November” I wasn’t in complete awe. There’s something really overwhelming about being exposed to so much. For this gig, the National slipped through the cracks. Now, fast forward eight months to December 2011 in Toronto… LOVE.
It’s funny to think how little I remember this gig but now I can hang on to every word. It’s such a bizarre feeling.
I do remember Berninger introducing “Fake Empire” as their “international smash hit.”