Posted by Sari
My folks gave me two tickets to the concert of my choice for my birthday, and I chose to go and see The Killers at Jäähalli with Mexi. In 2001 I accidentally catched the band performing live on some music video channel show or another, and even in that extremely sterile situation they made me sit up and take notice, engough to take off to Princeton Record Exchange. Luckily they had a copy of their debute Hot Fuss. And I have been a fan since, just my kind of indie rock/pop music.
The Killers is also an excellent live band, they have energy about them which tranferes well to the audience. The set was well constructed, not too long, not too short, everything was played with conviction and attack. Flowers has real stage presence and is an excellent vocalist. It was also kind of cool to see the audience down on the ice partying to a song written before many of them were even born: one of the best performances of the concert was a cover of Joy Division's Shadowplay. Other favourites were the melancholy "Can You Read My Mind" and wonderfully bombastic "River is Wild". And of of course the last song of the proper encore set "All the things I've Done". Long before that point even all of us high, high up in the cheap(er) seats were up on our feet.