Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Morning Jacket @ The Santa Barbara Bowl - 7/2/11

Last Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing My Morning Jacket again at the BEAUTIFUL Santa Barbara Bowl. It was my 1st time going to the SB Bowl, my 6th time seeing MMJ & my 1st time buying a concert poster which is soon to be framed & hanging on a wall in my bedroom because it is SO sick! When I see MMJ for my 7th time in August at Lollapalooza, they will officially be tied with LCD Soundsystem for the most times I've seen any 1 artist. And, since LCD is unfortunately dunzo (although James Murphy is definitely not), MMJ is sure to eventually take the coveted #1 spot.

My Morning Jacket's live shows NEVER disappoint. The show was small & intimate & was probably the closest I've ever been to Jim James...although I plan to get even closer one of these days! They played a 14-minute rendition of Dondante which is my FAVORITE MMJ song & not one that they play every show. Randomly, at 9:01pm, in the middle of Dondante, the International Space Station flew directly over The Bowl. Everyone in the audience watched as a panning white dot soared overhead while we all lost ourselves in the music. Be sure to watch the Dondante video that I "borrowed" below so you can better understand just how fantastic it was.

Since I didn't record a single video of MMJ's Pantages show, I made a point to only record 1 song during their SB Bowl show. My Morning Jacket is SO mind-blowing live. They deserve 100% of everyone's attention. I already can't wait to see them in August (for my 3rd time this summer alone!).


  1. I was at the show and agree it was AMAZING! My first MMJ show BTW :) Question: Did the poster you buy specifically mention the Bowl and the date? If so, any idea where I can fine one online?

  2. It did mention both the SB Bowl & the date! It's beautiful :-) To be honest, I have no idea where to find one online though. I've never even looked but, in retrospect, there are a lot of concert posters I wish I'd bother to search for. I hope you find one! Let me know if you do!

  3. Hey there! Is this the poster that you got at the show?

  4. That's it!! You should totally buy it! I spent $30 on it at the show so $40 seems like a pretty good deal!