I noticed at some of GOY’s recent festival appearance that Dave L. has been leaving the stage during “Magnolia” to go out into the audience. That’s all fine and good in an outdoor festival setting in broad daylight — your bandmates can probably still see where you are, the cameras can follow you pretty easily in sunlight, etc. But it feels like it might be a different story in an arena setting, at least to me. Apparently not to Dave, who continued the habit last night as GOY opened for Foo Fighters in St. Louis!
It may be a bit cliché, but I love seeing artists doing stuff like this to make a connection with the audience.