Headed into town to “The Commodore Ballroom” for the second time in a week to catch the must anticipated, first time in Vancouver, performance of Aussie sensations “The Temper Trap” tonight.
Joining thousands (I’m sure Whistler must be a ghost-town tonight) for the completely sold out gig, we were all treated to a textbook, non-stop delivery of nearly every track off their fantastic debut album “Conditions” including “Rest”, “Fader”, “Down River”, “Soldier On” and their international hit “Sweet Disposition”.
Update: An old friend of mine, Katherine, just sent me the set list from the night (below) which she has also written a blog post on here.
- Down River
- Love Lost
- Soldier On
- Sweet Disposition
- Rabbit Song
- Science of Fear
The highlight for just about everyone in the room, was definitely their final song of the regular set as they combined the haunting track “Resurrection” with the raw, rhythmic power of “Drum Song” which turned into a good old jam session with lead man Dougy Mandagi joining in with his own water covered floor tom at the front of stage. Awesome!
With the boys leaving the stage after the last song, the crowd made it more than blatantly obvious that they wanted more, stomping on the wooden ballroom floor with purpose in a way that I’ve not experienced at The Commodore before. Apparently, there were glasses falling off tables, so that should give you an idea of how much the place was rocking! It was like the spirit of “Drum Song” leaped off the stage and manifested itself in the crowd… ok, that’s deep, even by my standards! Haha!
A well received encore performance which featured a new single, “Rabbit Song”, was the perfect way to end the night and I, along with my friends in attendance (Chris, Andrea, Hazel & Andrew) all went home with ringing ears and big smiles – the result of a really enjoyable night out.
Here’s a few pics from the night…