Franz Ferdinand and Priests at First Avenue

Hit this show a few weeks back. So glad I got to go. Franz Ferdinand was a bucket list band. Just as fun and dance-y as I expected. They have a hell of a catalog. You think you’ve heard all the hits and then they go right into another one.

Franz Ferdinand knows how to work their stage lighting.
Franz Ferdinand knows how to work their stage lighting.

The opener, Priests, had some interesting things going on, and room to grow. I can’t imagine it’s an easy gig on your first night opening for Franz Ferdinand in front of a sold out First Avenue Mainroom crowd.

Priests opening for Franz Ferdinand. Foreground: the guy who sells beer from a box he carries on his head.
Priests opening for Franz Ferdinand. Foreground: the guy who sells beer from a box he carries on his head.