November 23, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Day 2 Band 12: The National

The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Sometimes I think I procrastinate on certain posts because I think that I need to make them great. Because they're about a band like The National that I love deeply and that my post has to somehow match the brilliance of the band. And more times than not, my post ends up the same vacuous dreck as always - they're one of my favourites, they put on an amazing show, their songs are fantastic, they really shine on stage, blah, blah, blah.
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
My recommendation:
  • If you love The National and have seen them live, flip through the pics that I took at Toronto Riot Fest (as always, click for a big, slide show version), press play on your favourite tunes below and relive your memories of seeing them live. 
  • If you love The National and haven't seen them live do the same thing, but you owe it to yourself to rectify the gaping hole in your life that not seeing The National live has left. 
  • And if you don't love The National, check out my Steel Panther pics post.
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Here are my absolute faves from their setlist.

"Don't Swallow the Cap" from 2013's Trouble Will Find Me

"Bloodbuzz Ohio" from 2010's High Violet

"Sea of Love" from Trouble Will Find Me

"Squalor Victoria" from 2007's Boxer

"England" from High Violet

"Graceless" from Trouble Will Find Me 

"Fake Empire" from Boxer

"Mr. November" from 2005's Alligator

"Terrible Love" from High Violet
The National at Riot Fest Toronto September 7, 2014 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

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