Went to their show at the Palace Theater in Columbus on Monday, and I got to tell ya - one of the best shows (and definitely the best so far this year) I've have ever witnessed.
Those of you who kinda know me, know that's a lofty statement - but it's nothing but the truth.
Glen is one of those rare guys that just oozes talent out of every pore - you can feel coming off the stage when he plays. I've always liked the Frames, but never saw them until now (They where he and Marketa's backing back of sorts) I am still kinda floored thinking about it.
Another cool thing is how nice he is - you can feel that too. (His friends) Bell X1 were in town playing another venue on the same night, so Glen taxi-ed them over and had a couple of them come out and play 2 songs before The Swell Season went on. Bonus.
Only did two cover tunes this night, making room for the rarely played The Hill (from Once). He covered Van Morrison and it was so amazing, his guitar playing is second to none on it. During the encore, before they played Fitzcarraldo, Glen let the band (and guitar tech Simon) jam out to War Pigs by Black Sabbath. It was fun and you could see everyone having a great time.
Another note: Lies (from Once) was also played during the encore even though it wasn't on the setlist
(see setlist below!)