HAIM & Mumford and Sons (More music!)

by luckyperro

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So my in-laws called me last week and asked if we wanted tickets and backstage passes to see Haim opening for Mumford & Sons.  Um, YES!  My brother-in-law is friends with one of the lovely Haim sisters (performing above), who kindly set us up.  Haim have gotten all kinds of awesome buzz, and I knew their music was great, but they are also amazing performers.  All three sisters are drummers and they did this amazing drum-off at the end of their set.  You can find their music on iTunes, all sorts of great concert video online (I like this one of “Let Me Go”), and see Haim’s Valentine’s Day playlist for The Guardian.

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Who’s that, you ask?  Oh, just Ben Howard eating a grilled cheese and chatting with Baby Haim after he opened as well.

IMG_2235You can get a sense of our vantage point for watching Mumford & Sons, who were obviously fantastic.  I especially loved all the lights they had up.

The only sad part is that we missed them all performing “The Weight” (in tribute to Levon Helm) at the end, because it was late and we had a long drive and a babysitter who had class the next day.  Oh well–trucking out there was a small price to pay for a great night.

(Excuse the crappy photos and super-short video; I only had my iPhone and it was dying.)