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So it's high time for me to write about seeing Guster last Saturday. In a word, the show was amazing. The last time I saw Guster was almost exactly five years ago. It was my senior year of high school, I had finished all of my AP exams and they were on their Campus Consciousness tour. Phantom Planet opened. They sucked. Guster was amazing.
So now, in their 20th year together as a band, I got to see them again. The set was amazing. It included all of my favorite old stand-bys and some new gems.

Their sound certainly has evolved between disks, but when they play them live they sound like the same old band we've grown up with. It was like having a little taste of home.
And listening to them play "Homecoming King" in Boston was quite the moment.

And for those who were wondering, I cried during the fifth song: "Demons."
The boyfriend recorded videos while I was busy crying, you should probably go check them out.

Brian (the drummer, aka Thundergod) sang "Under the Bridge" as their encore. I couldn't stop laughing for the life of me, but it's refreshing to know they don't take themselves too seriously. They're still just as goofy and shameless as they always were.
The Globe also posted a great summation of the show on Monday. Read it here.

And if you're a crazed fan like me, you can listen to the whole show here from the Internet Archive. Now you can listen to what I'm talking about. It'll be like we were there together :)
Oh, and a rather large woman fell on top of me during the show. If you watch the boyfriend's videos, that's her hand you see waving wildly in front of the lens. She didn't even apologize for falling on me. Rude.
And, in case you were curious, we're going to Eastern Standard on Saturday. Huzzah!

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