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Awesome concerts I attended in 2010:

December 30, 2010
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Watercolor Paintings and teamAWESOME! @ The Ché

Copeland, Deas Vail and Lakes @ The Glasshouse (farewell show)

Owl City @ Soma with Paper Route and LIGHTS (a shockingly fantastic show)

Dr. Seahorse @ the Fuse Lounge

Coachella:
Here are the bands we saw at Coachella in chronological order. We saw the whole set of each band unless otherwise noted:
Friday:
The Avett Brothers
Yeasayer
Ra Ra Riot
She & Him
Passion Pit
Them Crooked Vultures (for about 5 minutes)
Grizzly Bear
Imogen Heap
Vampire Weekend
Jay Z (for about 10 minutes)
Fever Ray (weirdest thing I’ve seen in my life so far)

Saturday:
Steel Train (low billing but great music)
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Temper Trap (for only about 3 songs)
Beach House
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
the XX
Corinne Bailey Rae
Hot Chip (for a few songs)
MGMT (Lamest show of the whole weekend)
Muse
The Dead Weather
Devo (Random but awesome!)

Sunday:
Kevin Devine
The Soft Pack
The Local Natives
Owen Pallet
Matt & Kim
Florence and the Machine (unfortunately just a partial set, someone from Cold War Kids was playing with her, cool!)
[We met and talked to Matt & Kim]
Jónsi
Spoon
[SPOON AND PHOENIX AT THE SAME TIME!!]
Phoenix
Thom Yorke
Gorillaz
(phew.)

The National with Ramona Falls @ Spreckels Theater

Nada Surf @ The Belly Up

Family Force Five @ Spirit West Coast Festival (I got in free and only really stayed to see them, the lineup wasn’t very strong this year.)

Switchfoot x2 @ the beach and the fair (pretty basic staple of my life)
Switchfoot @ The Belly Up (Best switchfoot show of my life so far.)

Blitzen Trapper @ The El Ray (Featuring Rainn Wilson!)

The Howls, Blackout Party, The Silent Comedy @ The Casbah

The New Pornographers @ The Music Box

Steam Powered Giraffe Steampunk show in Downtown San Diego.

The Jonas Brothers @ Cricket Wireless Amph. (I snuck in–so worth it.)

Jimmy Eat World with We Were Promised Jetpacks @ The Fox Theatre in Pomona

Jónsi with Mountain Man @ 4th & B

Sufjan Stevens @ The Wiltern (Greatest show of the year.)

Mae @ The Glasshouse Pomona
Mae @ The El Ray
Mae @ The Loft at UCSD (I was on the guest list for the farewell tour.)

David Bazan @ Biola

The Christmas Friends Show @ The Park Gallery

The Howls and The Styletones @ The Casbah

What a great year!

Note: I tried to see fun. two different times and failed each time. Once because we thought the show was on the wrong day, once because they canceled the show.

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