unfortunately, it was a hybrid headliner with dan wilson (known for semisonic fame), which meant less time for ms. yamagata. i did appreciate the dichotomy of optimism and pessimism in the road to love. i appreciate rachael's "failed relationship" compositions more. she played "be be your love", "elephants", "happenstance", "faster", "i want you" and a cover with dan of "closing time".
most missed concert buddy: julie. i wish julie was not in van because i know she would have been at the concert with me tonight. julie is awesome. first time i met her, she got me up close and personal with the new pornographers. i shall never forget it. miss ya!!!