It was my first Mountain Goats show and I thought it was pretty amazing. John seemed to be having a really good time - he was very appreciative of all the love he was getting from the crowd and at one point dragged Eddie Argos from Art Brut up on stage to join him for The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton.
Of the four bands that were playing at the show, tMG were the only ones to get a standing ovation and do an encore, despite the fact that they didn't have top billing. The one new song they played, Heretic Pride, has already endeared the new album to me. I now need to exercise even greater self control to stop me from downloading it early.
Other things I remembered that were great:
- In Maybe Sprout Wings John sang part of it away from his mike…