“This is way beyond my remote concern of being condescending.”

Ahhhh, The Shins! My favorite band-on-repeat back in college when I was a skinny, pimply kid with the iPod U2 edition (which is still alive by the way). Their albums “Chutes Too Narrow” and “Oh, Inverted World” were forged in melody and drenched in atmosphere. Their songs are sincere and the music is upbeat and carefree. And James Mercer’s voice? Well, it is so melancholically soothing it’s hard not to like the band.

Imagine my happiness when Hove announced that they will be one of the main acts in the festival (along with Snoop Dogg haha). Watching them live made me a bit nostalgic. Although I was a bit disappointed because I thought James sounded a lot better in the albums. When the band was playing Phantom Limb, you’d think they are describing the Norwegians when James sings “Foals in winter coats / White girls of the North” and then it happened: I felt like I understood the song fully. <3

Another dream I can tick off from my dream list.

It’s all happening!

See all Hove 2012 updates here.

P.S. Sorry for the James Mercer-centricness of the photos 😀


















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DJ Yabis is the poster boy of Dream Euro Trip and a modern day renaissance man. Originally from the Philippines, he loves throwing dinner parties and stalking rock stars in music festivals. Subscribe or follow his adventures LIVE on Facebook or Instagram. Learn how to plan your own eurotrip.

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6 Responses to “The Shins Live at Hovefestivalen 2012” Subscribe

  1. Nomadic Samuel September 3, 2012 at 3:22 PM #

    You got some awesome captures from the show! I’m a huge Shins fans and would love to see them live someday :)

    • DJ Yabis September 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM #

      Thanks Sam! You should definitely see them live one of these days. Pretty nostalgic for me ;D

  2. banggigay July 17, 2012 at 4:45 AM #

    wow! i just have to mention how chica jessica is here!! :-)

    what cam are you using? long exposure to achieve such clarity on low light, and what? no way you used tripod!! great shots!

    • DJ Yabis July 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM #

      Super chic right!

      I am still using my Canon digicam, can you believe it? HAHA. I want to upgrade soon. I feel like with this website I need all the best stuff! And yes, no tripod! not when you’re in the mosh pit in a music festival! I try, dear, I try! ;D

  3. Emma July 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM #

    Amazing photos!!! Port of Morrow is definitely one of the best releases of this year. I’ve been watching the new video they have for “It’s Only Life” over and over :) You gotta check it out if you haven’t seen it already: http://bit.ly/S5isCl

    • DJ Yabis July 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM #

      Thank you. Yep I’ve been listening to their new album too! I have yet to see that video. Thanks for the heads up!

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