Franz FerdinandとDeath Cab for Cutieのコンサートに行ってきた。コンサート会場に到着すると友達姉妹に偶然に会う。彼女達は日本に住んだことがあって、その時から家族の友達である。18歳の時に初めてバンクーバーに来て、1ヶ月ホームステイをさせて貰った。その時は英語をきちんと話せなかった。色んな所に連れていってもらって楽しい思い出がたくさんある。その10年後に移民するとは思ってもいなかった。彼女達とは２年ほど会っていなかったので、久しぶりに会えて本当に嬉しかった。彼女達は二人とも２児のママで、音楽がとても好き。最近はどんな音楽を聴いているとか色々話して、今度一緒にコンサート行こうねと約束した。
We went to see Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie. When we arrived at the venue, we coincidently met our old friends who are sisters. They have lived in Japan before and my family has been friends since then. When I was 18, I came to Vancouver for the first time and they let me stay at their home. I could not speak English much that time. They took me to many places and I have lots of fun memories. I didn’t know I was going to immigrate here after 10 years from that time. It was so exciting to see them again since we hadn’t seen them for about 2 years. They are both mamas of two beloved children and they love music. We talked about what we listened to and we promised we will go to a concert together sometime.
席についてDeath Cab for Cutieを鑑賞。実はFranz FerdinandよりDeath Cabを楽しみしていた。すぐ近いBellinghamの出身だけあって、バンクーバーにファンが多い。コンサートはいつもチケットは売り切れである。1997年に結成され、アルバムは７枚も出している。その中の秀作、”Plans”は予習した。Wikipediaによると、Death Cab for Cutieという変わったバンド名は1967年にリリースされたイギリスのBonzo Dog Doo-Dah Bandのアルバム、Gorillaの中にある曲名。この曲はビートルズの映画, Magical Mystery Tourでも演奏されたそうだ。Death Cabのコンサートはとても良かった。他のアルバムも買わなければ。Album, Plansでは、”I will follow you into the dark” と “Soul Meets Body”がお気に入り。試聴はこちら。
We went to our seats and enjoyed Death Cab for Cutie. Actually, I was looking forward to Death Cab more than Franz Ferdinand. There are many fans in Vancouver because they are from Bellingham which is very near here. Their concert tickets are always sold out. They formed this band in 1997 and already released 7 albums. I have studied one of their best albums, “Plans”. According to Wikipedia, the weird band name, “Death Dab for Cutie” comes from a song in an album called Gorilla. It was released by an English band, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band in 1967. Apparently this song was played by the Beatles in their film, “Magical Mystery Tour”. Death Cab’s concert was very good. I want to listen to other albums. My favorites in “Plans” are “I will follow you into the dark” and “Soul Meets Body”. You can listen to them here.
There was a break after Death Cab. There was a man standing in front of us who looks very familiar. That’s Ian Tracey who was acting a cool detective, Mick, in Da Vinci’s Inquest! Unfortunately their series ended the other day. It was a very good show. Stupid CBC. They should have finished not-funny comedy program “Royal Air Farce” first.
Franz Ferdinand started. It’s third time to see them (first time, second time). They played very well, arranged each song differently. During the concert, Death Cab who wore Gorilla costume broke into the stage, then all of them played drums. At the end of the concert, they broke the set as if they were rock’en roller but they didn’t break their instruments.