house of blues, boston

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11 Responses to “house of blues, boston”

  1. Kendra says:

    I had heard the fans of Sigur Ros and Jonsi were…eclectic, to say the least, and that some people would be crying during the show and generally freaking out. I did not realize I would be one of those people since I credit myself with some sanity.

    After only a few minutes on stage, the visual effects from flames, to art installments of branches, to extraordinary animation of wildlife, I couldn’t help feel like I was in a whimsical forest with my own personal Icelandic man singing for me. It may have had something to do with the fact that I was lucky enough to be front row, but I was overwhelmed with how personal and welcoming Jonsi and the band made me feel even though he barely spoke outside of the songs.

    His voice was perfectly haunting and the intricate pieces of each song take on a whole new form on the live stage. If you think you love this album, you have not known what love is until you experience it live.

    At the end of the show, the “storm” hit, and I stopped everything. I no longer tried to take pictures or videos and felt the need to stand there in awestruck wonder, literally FEELING the music and storm.

    I had long said that Thom Yorke would always be number one on my list of live shows, but my dear Jonsi has outdone him. I actually got teary eyed driving in my car listening to the album today thinking about the show last night.

    If you can go to this concert, do your emotions, mind and soul the favor and GO.

  2. Rose Ganley says:

    I agree with everything Kendra said. I saw them in Kansas, and after about a week of feeling exactly like she described (crying just listen to the album, not being able to get the show out of my head for a second), I knew if I didn’t see them again I’d regret it. A friend and I flew out to Boston, and the trip was well worth it. Not only was the show amazing, Jonsi and Alex were really polite when we interrupted their dinner to say hi and shake their hands. The past two weeks have felt almost surreal, and the whole thing is an experience I will not soon forget. Thanks so much guys. I can’t wait to see you again!

  3. Bobby says:

    First song was unreal…It set the tone for the best concert I have seen in Boston, since my move from Bay area 3 years ago.
    Cheers to the Jonsi crew!!

  4. joe kazmierski says:

    Good stuff, my Boston friends. Even though I’m an ex-hockey player and longtime Flyers fan, I’ve changed. I’ve been a Sigur Ros fan for years and love, love, love jonsi. I didn’t even bother to watch the game last night. Jonsi has helped me see what’s really important in life. When I woke up this morning, I casually checked out the score from last night. Flyers won. Yay.

    But, then I excitedly came here to see what my jonsi friends in Boston felt like after the show. I don’t consider this a review section. More a feeling, an emotion, a ‘how much were you moved by the beauty of this’ section. I read your posts. Bigger Yay!!!

    thanks for filling my morning cup of jonsi!
    much love
    joe in philly

  5. Andy Twyman says:

    Its been over 24 hours, and Im still speechless! I’ve been to a lot of concerts, and Jonsi…… blew me away! Best concert I ever attended. This band has changed my life, and was simply was a Masterpiece. Thanks for everything Jonsi Crew!! I will see you Live for sure without a doubt!


  6. Kiah says:

    The most amazing performance I have ever seen. Thank you for coming to Boston!

  7. Melissa Doody says:

    (I had writen a long review here the other night a deleated it by accident but I will try to write a new one)
    Wow, so first of this was one of the most amazing concerts I had ever been too.
    J’onsi and the band were nothing short of amazing!
    The songs sounded amazing and they were so beautifuly played!
    The background art when right along with the music, it is everything I hoped it would be.
    I am a vegetarian just like J’onsi and we both love nature I think that his music has nature poured into it. He and his music is just so pure and beautiful!
    I was so happy to see all of the band so happy.
    J’onsi has come into my life just when my life needed him!
    I am so happy I had the chance to see him. I can’t wait to see them again!

    Love you J’onsi!
    Thanks for a wonderful night I will never forget.

  8. lauryn says:

    Sincerest thank yous, Jónsi, Alex, Úlfur, Doddi, and Óbó for helping me remember what it feels like to be alive.

    (also, thank you 59 Productions for augmenting this experience…when I graduate, can I join your team? Please?)

  9. Jeff says:

    Best Concert Ive ever been too. I heard from a few people that they weren’t to happy with the crowd the first night? probably just a rumor, but they seemed happy on stage on the 6th! I hope Jonsi comes back to Boston soon :)

  10. coyote says:

    I came knowing nothing of your music and nothing about sigur ros except that my brother loved you all intensely. He has a full collection of your albums and artwork, a tattoo inspired by your words, Jonsi. I came wearing a coyote pelt and he said that I’d feel a lot in your performance.. raw, animalistic, loving, honest. I felt all that and more. Come back to boston some time! Please bring your passion back to this city, it was so inspiring and fresh.

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