Tonight, I saw Modest Mouse (my favorite band) play at Melkweg. This is the second time I’ve seen them play live. The first time was in Chicago (at the Pitchfork Music Festival) about two months ago. This time around, I thought they played a MUCH better set list. I was quite impressed. The support was a band called ‘Yuck‘ and I actually really enjoyed their sound as well.
At one point, Modest Mouse played ‘Paper Thin Walls.’ Then, they played it again. And again. The audience started to wonder what was going on. Isaac Brock (the lead singer) then says, “WHO WANTS TO HEAR PAPER THIN WALLS AGAIN?!” The audience laughs as they play the beginning of the song a few more times. Isaac then says, “Okay, well we’re going to take a break, and while we’re back stage you guys can vote on how many more times you want to hear ‘Paper Thin Walls’ and whatever you come up with, we’ll multiply it by 3.” Modest Mouse then proceeded to leave the stage and came back for an encore to perform another 4 songs or so.