of Montreal @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC 10/10/08

Kevin Barnes opened this past Friday’s Roseland set in gold short shorts atop a living, breathing white horse. To his and the band’s credit, the rest of the set — filled with a troupe of actors, a coffin, a million costume changes (masked demons, a fife-playing satyr, red body paint), and a cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — was just as over-the-top. We were there.