The National, The Antlers
LC Pavilion I Columbus, OH
August 2, 2010
Words by Adriana Mundy
It’s safe to say that I walked away wowed from The National’s show at the LC on Monday night. Not having seen them live before, and not being a fan of large shows, I was impressed at the band’s consistent energy and the crowd’s reciprocated respect.
Matt Berninger (with his intoxicating voice and fierce stage presence) had everyone in the palm of his hand from the beginning. He only won them over more by voicing an appreciation to CD101 for being one of the first radio stations to play their music and dedicating “Bloodbuzz Ohio” to the memory of Andyman.
Their set was quite a generous one, dappling through the entirety of their discography. Personal highlights included “Terrible Love”, “Fake Empire” and “About Today”, which turned into a beautifully epic end to a solid performance.