The Mountain Goats came to Minneapolis with Final Fantasy. The show was sold out which was evident even before getting inside. The line to get in seemed to be half a block long, and people were offering up to $60 for a single ticket outside the doors. I am happy to see people in love with music, especially music by John Darnielle.
This was the first time I saw Final Fantasy, which consisted a man doing amazing things with a violin. He is definitely worth listening to sometime. The Mountain Goats’ new album, The Life of the World to Come, includes Owen Pallett from Final Fantasy on the recordings. They definitely had some chemistry on stage together leading to an incredible performance.
Seeing others smile while listening and likely relating to the music made me smile.