Review: Sigur Rós World Tour, Vancouver 2022

Good, but I didn’t feel very engaged with the music.

I was in the Lower Orchestra section, in the 16th row - and pretty tired, that Monday evening. I like their music, but I found myself drifting off, thinking about other things.

Thinking much at all is a bad sign for me when I’m watching live music. I usually find it very engrossing & uplifting - ideally, I get carried away by the music and exist fully in the moment for the duration. That didn’t happen for me at this gig. I felt rather disconnected from the performance - perhaps because it felt like it was happening far away?

Photo from my seat, .
Figure 1. The view from my seat


Things I learned from this gig:

  • Only go and see people if you would listen to their stuff for an hour or two without a break, at home - because that’s what you will be doing at the gig.
  • Don’t sit down, 16 rows back, if you can help it. It’s much less engaging and exciting that way. At all-seater venues, try to be in the first 4 or 5 rows, if at all possible.
  • Sometimes it may be worth spending more to see it well - i.e. general admission or seat near the front - or don’t bother going at all.

Sigur Rós World Tour, Vancouver 2022

May 9th at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

thumbnailSvefn-g-englarSigur RósÁgætis byrjun10:07
thumbnailUntitled #1 (Vaka)Sigur RósUntitled #1 (Vaka)6:44
thumbnailUntitled #2 (Fyrsta)Sigur Rós( )7:34
thumbnailUntitled #3 (Samskeyti)Sigur Rós( )6:34
thumbnailRafmagnið búiðSigur RósNý batterí4:53
thumbnailNý batteríSigur RósÁgætis byrjun8:11
thumbnail“Gold 2” - Sigur Rós - Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, 06.14.22Lukretiah 1016:12
thumbnailFljótavík12 EnsembleSigur Rós: Fljótavík4:09
thumbnailUntitled #7 (Dauðalagið)Sigur Rós( )13:00
thumbnailUntitled #9 (Smáskfia 1)Sigur RósUntitled #1 (Vaka)4:39
thumbnailGlósóliSigur RósTakk…​6:15
thumbnailUntitled #6 (E-Bow)Sigur Rós( )8:49
thumbnailEkki múkkSigur RósValtari7:46
thumbnailSæglópurSigur RósTakk…​7:38
thumbnail“Gold 4” - Sigur Rós - Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, 06.14.22Lukretiah 10112:03
thumbnailFestivalSigur RósMeð suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust9:26
thumbnailKveikurSigur RósKveikur5:56
thumbnailUntitled #8 (Popplagið)Sigur Rós( )11:46

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