liberty hall, lawrence

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16 Responses to “liberty hall, lawrence”

  1. Brittany Belford says:

    I literally just got home, and know that I will not be able to sleep tonight. That was the most amazing experience I have ever had. This is far more than a concert. If you did not have your soul moved in one way or another at this concert, then you clearly have something wrong. Every aspect was incredible. Jonsi managed to incorporate every aspect of life in his show, making a person feel just about every emotion (minus anger). Thank you for an INCREDIBLE night. I will NEVER forget it, and hope to be able to see you again live.

    Also—- Happy Birthday tomorrow.

  2. I am not sure what to even type here. I know one thing now that I am home and sitting here I can finally breathe. I am trying to think about what just happened because it was almost dream like. Parts of it I was smiling and everyone else around me was as well. Other parts I was doing my best just to concentrate on every breath. Amazing that’s about it. The word to describe my evening. From the people I met that made the drive from St. Louis sitting next to me, to the actual set, the reactions of my buddy that went with me, and the sound that was created itself. If they are coming to a place near you do yourself a huge favor and go see them. Make the drive. Whatever you have to do, do it. You won’t be disappointed.

    P.S. Have a Happy Birthday tomorrow Jonsi and thanks to you and your band again for an amazing evening.

  3. Liquid electricity rolling off the stage. That’s all I can describe it as. It was such a treat to get to walk Lawrence with Alex for a while before the concert as well. He is such a humble person.

  4. Marc Vasquez says:

    I’m glad to get the opportunity to elaborate on my tweets from last night’s show. Wow. The Liberty Hall Venue was perfect for this event. Also, visually as well as musically this was by far the best show I’ve ever seen. The music is haunting, sometimes surprising, and the cinematic color and animation progression is an incredible mix. Also, it’s pretty obvious Jonsi’s group is composed of some great talent. Each member played more than one instrument but what was more impressive was the manner in which they played. Bow strings on xylophones, beads on precussion and merging things together that normally one would never think of using. I am already considering flying to NY for one of the May shows. . .

  5. Davey says:

    Hands down the most powerful musical performance I’ve ever seen. At times I found myself struggling to catch my breath. Jonsi’s voice is truly something that needs to be heard live to believe. The band was flawless. The stage show was awe-inspiring and beautiful. It was worth every second of the drive and every dollar spent.

  6. cole bulas says:

    This is a concert experience truly unlike any other. Any fan of music, theater, and/or performance owes it to themselves to see this show. Thank you so much, Jonsi, for giving everything you’ve got like you always do! And thanks, for the photo pass! :)

  7. Thanks to Jonsi and crew for bringing this experience to us! Like other’s here I’m left with the ability to only stumble out a few words regarding the show two days later. The set and the music married together seamlessly, one might worry that the theatrical set would outshine the music however it only serves to uplift and complement what is already an intensely professional, emotional and well crafted musical experience. Like others here, this is one show I doubt I will ever forget.

  8. Katie Korte says:

    Absolutely incredible. The show left me shaking, and I was so mesmerized by the performance of “grow til tall” that i almost couldn’t catch my breath. As a previous reviewer stated, if this music didn’t move your soul, you are definitely missing out on something important. Much love to Jonsi, Alex, and the rest of the group…thank you for sharing your talents with us. Hope you had a great birthday, Jonsi!

  9. Rose Ganley says:

    I was part of the group that drove in from St. Louis to see this show. After seeing it, I would drive ten times that distance to see it again. This was the best concert experience I have ever been a part of. The entire band was smiling the whole time, so obviously enjoying what they were doing so much that you couldn’t help but get swept up into it with them. My companions and I felt like we were a part of something amazing, and I never wanted it to end. I was sitting in front of the drums and bass, so that’s what I saw most of. Doddi plays the drums as they were meant to be played, by pounding them so hard we could feel them more than hear them. Ulfur was so cute, smiling the biggest smile and so in love with what he was doing that I wanted to hug him. And Jonsi’s voice took my breath away. There was one point where everyone was rocking out and Jonsi was singing so high and strong and the whole thing was ethereal and so moving. I am tearing up just thinking about it. Thank you all so much for the wonderful night, and I hope you all come back to the midwest soon. Or maybe we’ll take tip to Iceland…

  10. Hajboy says:

    That Kansas City star review is way off on some things. It wasn’t Alex playing at the beginning, and the descriptions of some things are just tacky. I was listening to this guy on the radio who wrote this the day after the show. He was pronouncing his name “John-see”….ridiculous. Do your homework. G

    Amazing show, though.

  11. Bret Williams says:

    Myself and two of my buddies drove from Dallas up to Lawrence for the show. It was the most incredible concert experience we had ever had. You simply get caught up in a whirlwind of artistic genius and get carried away to a different time and place. It takes a few days to completely come down from the magnitude of the experience. This is not the type of concert that you wait to go see until they come to your town, you go wherever you have to in order to make sure you are there.

  12. Jen says:

    This was the best show I have ever seen. I told my friend in Boston that she had to go and she called me after the show just crying and giddy.

    Thank you so much for playing Lawrence. I don’t think I would have had another opportunity to see this concert and I will never forget it.

  13. Nick Janzen-Pankratz says:

    It’s been months since the show. The buzz wore off a long time ago. Yet this show remains in a class of it’s own. Nothing else comes close. At the show I was enthralled in the perfection of the notes and beauty of the visuals. My attention was at the mercy of Jonsi and the band. Now thinking back I can’t fight back my smile. I know, that with time, memories fade. In this circumstance, that seems a tragedy.

  14. Liz James says:

    The best moment of my life.

  15. Mama Sarah says:

    I just downloaded the Live at The Wiltern album on iTunes and realized I never reviewed this concert. It’s obviously been a while since I had honor of seeing this incredible live performance, but the fact that I’m still so smitten with this concert all this time later to write a review speaks for itself. I wasn’t fortunate enough to see Sigur Ros live (still on my bucket list), but got my hands on Jonsi’s Go at the first opportunity and, once I found out he was coming to a town near mine I couldn’t buy tickets fast enough. I’ve been to a fair share of concerts and I was more excited for this one than any prior and he did not dissapoint. This concert was without a doubt the greatest thing I’d ever seen. The kind where trying to describe it or even watching live footage on youtube just doesn’t do it justice. You had to be there. There’s no other way to describe the experience. I will also say that this is the first concert I have ever been to in which nobody moved or made a sound until the song was over. He had each of us wrapped around those guitar strumming fingers of his. Even my husband (whom I’d been trying to convert to a Sigur Ros fan without much more than a “Yeah, that was a pretty good song”) turned to me after hearing and watching the incredible art display during Kolnidur and said “That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life.” He doesn’t get as passionate about music as I do and while Jonsi can (and did) move me to tears, my husband still rocks out to the Go album in his car. Success! I must also say that I’m so grateful that they decided to play in Lawrence, Kansas. We have two small children, who at the time were really tiny, and I have no doubt that we would not have been able to experience this show otherwise. I really hope he comes back here. Singing “Happy Birthday” to Jonsi after the show was a huge treat too; one that I won’t forget. Hands down, best concert I’ve ever seen and it actually makes me sad that I will never be able to re-live that experience.

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