Sigur Rós in Prospect Park

Summer is winding down in NYC, and I’m thinking back on some of the wonderful outdoor concerts I’ve seen this year. The best would have to be Sigur Rós in Prospect Park. The ethereal, soaring music of the Icelandic band driven by Jónsi’s entrancing falsetto as he slashed away at his guitar with a cello bow was perfect for a mild summer evening in Brooklyn. They played against three screens of dreamy video on which the shadows of the band rose into towering shapes. This was the first time for Sigur Rós to be on tour in about four years, and they played an incredible two-hour set that mesmerized the  massive crowd, with many people sprawled in the grass outside the bandshell. You can listen to the whole performance through NPR, and here are some videos taken by some fellow concert goers to convey some of the beautiful concert:

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