Last night, Conor O’Brien and Villagers played to an eager crowd, who braved the elements to see him off this year. His was in top-notch form. To shoot, was a bit off-putting however – the first song, the beautiful, ‘Twenty-Seven Strangers’ was a solo effort by O’Brien. He hardly played the guitar and whispered the lyrics to a silent crowd – making my loud camera-shutter noise seem like a thunderclap every few moments. I gave up after a couple of seconds, wrote it off to artistry and just enjoyed it.
It was a great evening, enjoyable to the point of purchasing band merchandise! (huzzah!)
Here’s some of the piccies, the rest of the set is available on State.