|Submitted to Guster.net by Chris
State Theatre, Portland, Maine
This show was by far the best show i saw all year, and i went to at least 10 concerts throughout 2003 (including bands like staind, sevendust and chevelle). Howie Day, the Maine native straight out of Bangor, opened and was incredible. I look forward to getting a chance to see him again. But Guster blew the roof off the building, they were absolutely breathtaking. It was only the second time ive seen them live, and ive only been listening to them since i saw them during the summer for the WCYY patio show they played in Portland back in June, but this show turned me into a major fan, they are one of my favorite bands. But back to the show, their stage performance and crowd involvment are great, making them one of the better live bands ive seen. Brian is the most incredible musician i have ever seen, his energy is what got me into the band. The holiday song medley they played was great as was "The airport song." "Fa fa" and "barrel of a gun" were two songs that really got the crowd going. Even when they had techincally difficulties, the 50 state song that Brian performed was great, too bad it wont make the dvd haha, it was an instant classic. Anyway, great show guys, come back soon!