I've mentioned before how much I love seeing Chicago bands in other cities - one major reason for that is, especially in less popular cities like Minneapolis, there's always room on the guestlist. Maps & Atlases are way too cool for me to see them in Chicago, so it was rather fortuitous that we both happened to be in Minnesota at the same time.
The show started at like 7pm - the sun was still fully up by the time the first band had finished playing. So weird. Also weird, seeing parents in attendance with their kids. It was a true all ages show. Finally, the weirdest of all, witnessing creepy dudes in their late 40s (or maybe late 30s - they could have aged terribly for all I know) hitting on 17 year olds. One in particular, standing in front of Nathan and I, was relentless.
Maps & Atlases totally ruled - and it was great seeing Shiraz outside of Facebook.