Coachella Aftermath/Show Review: Colin Meloy @ Henry Fonda Theater, 4/28/2008

All of my photos for Pitchfork were sent off by 4AM, and then I passed out in my bed. I woke up around 10 to an email from them, asking me to shoot Outside Lands in SF in August. I guess I did okay… Thankfully, the hotel checkout wasn’t until noon, at which point I loaded up my car and drove to LA – I had tickets to see Colin Meloy solo at the Henry Fonda that night. I wasted a few hours in USC’s library, catching up on the internets, picked J up from the train station, had dinner at a pretty awesome hole-in-the-wall Indian place, and then saw the show.

It was great. Colin is an amazingly charismatic person, whether in front of a huge audience at the Hollywood Bowl, or in front of a pretty intimate crowd like at the Henry Fonda. He played a wide range of songs, including a Sam Cooke cover, and ended it all with “The Mariner’s Revenge.” After all that, I handed J my car keys and he managed to get us both back to San Diego in one piece, at which point I collapsed in relief in my own bed.