Mumford and Sons - Desert Sky Pavilion - 6/5/2013

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Desert Sky Pavilion
June 5, 2013

Love 'em or hate 'em, Mumford and Sons' popularity continues to grow. Last night's sold-out show at Desert Sky Pavilion puts the band in a league with some of the Valley's other huge indie shows from previous years--but was Mumford and Sons nearly as good as Radiohead or Arcade Fire?

Desert Sky Pavilion was quite the different scene from the band performing in a Tempe parking lot with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Old Crow Medicine Show for the Railroad Revival Tour. I hear the set-up was a bit of a mess, but it seems like most issues were sorted out last night (aside from parking, anyway).

Some guests reported waiting up to three hours to find a parking spot; I overheard security panicking about fans moving cones and creating spots of their own. The vibe inside Desert Sky Pavilion was quite different. The dapper indie crowd filled the lawn section almost immediately and lounged on chairs and beach blankets to enjoy the sounds on a day that was a little too hot.

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Melissa Fossum
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