Last night Mumford and Sons played their make-up date at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Good times were had. And I don't mean to pile onto the chorus of indignation aimed at a band whose biggest sin is getting famous. If vests and repetitive song construction really offends your sensibility so much, go listen to something else. It's fine. No one's going to send you to jail for listening to Tera Melos in your car instead of Mumford & Sons.
So let me be clear. I'm not objecting to Mumford & Sons on any level. When KXT plays "The Cave," I do not change the station. I'm simply pointing out that Marcus Mumford makes funny facial expressions. And our photographer, Danny Hurley, captured some particularly funny ones last night. So here's what I think Mumford was thinking about:
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.