The Pistola Press

A Philadelphia music blog

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes at the First Unitarian Church 11/15/2009

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnectic Zeroes‘ show at the First Unitarian Church had been sold out for a few weeks prior. The only way I secured a ticket was through a Twitter post by R5 Productions the day of the show saying they had released a ‘handful of tickets’. I literally bought the last ticket available and I’m glad I did. People were outside crying because they could not get into the show. I had no idea the band was that popular, but I guess they are.

After witnessing Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes‘ performance, I understood why people were so sad for missing the show. It was so uplifting and fun that it almost felt like a spiritual experience. Lead singer, Alex Ebert, led the band and the audience on a ‘magical mystery tour’ filled with whistling, clapping, singing, and dancing. People knew every word to every song and Ebert made sure to let the audience know how much he appreciated them– “This is our second time here and you guys are like family to us.” To end the night, he had 20 or so people join him on stage while everyone else sat on the ground. It was the perfect end to the evening.












Written by Colin Kerrigan

November 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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  1. twas a great show


    November 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

  2. Great photos!! I think I was standing next to you during the show. Your camera was awesome.


    November 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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