Arcade Fire @ Webster Hall

Arcade Fire (or The Arcade Fire … they don’t seem to care either way) took the stage a few hours later than we anticipated (Conan O’Brien’s fault, according to Win). That meant ample time to peoplewatch and play with Sidekicks. Here’s my Sidekick photo of Ultra on her Sidekick.

This is the setlist (thanks everyone for filling in the gaps).

Wake Up
#2
No Cars Go
Haiti
Vampire Forest Fire
Burning Bridges
#4
Une Annee Sans Lumiere
#3
Rebellion
Crown Of Love
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#1
In The Backseat
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Headlights Like Diamonds

This was my third time seeing Arcade Fire and they’ve never sounded better. Brooklyn Vegan has a couple of pics from the show. The band plays Irving Plaza tonight.

We all know you and your friends have been talking AF up for months, but outside the blogosphere they’re just blowing up now (how long before Laika ringtones?). With M. Ward’s new one out later this month and Spoon’s Gimme Fiction dropping 5/10, it sounds like Merge Records is gonna have a buzzy spring.

Arcade Fire trucks via Jennypants who also has photos and video from last night.

UPDATE: Don’t know how I missed this: Arcadefire.net’s got an MP3 demo of my fave AF tune, “Neighborhood #3.”