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Portugal. The Man

The more songs they played, the more people were around – clapping, screaming, partying. It seemed like Portugal. The Man just wouldn’t stop performing on this Thursday evening at the WUK. Even numerous interviews they had to give and an enthusiastically acclaimed show seemed not to cause the slightest lack of energy as the Alaska-native and now Portland-based band started into the supposedly secret rendition of their vocally impressive song “Colors” from their current LP “Censored Colors” in a plain, ordinary stairway. It was no more than a few measures since the song had begun that a handful of pricked-eared people who were having their after-show beer in the courtyard of the venue became more attentive and joined the unexpected encore in the echoing stairwell. From that point on, the acoustic session developed into a spontaneous party, moving its location as Portugal. The Man went out to the courtyard to play “And I”, gathering even more listeners around them. The band headed back to the stairway because of the particular sound, and the crowd joined in and felt the unleashed energy of this band as they played two more songs. Without taking a break in between, Portugal. The Man finished with the crowd favourite “Church Mouth” from 2007.

  • Posted: October 4, 2008
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner