Early return from Mammoth as we couldn't get a late checkout. Usual stop by Schat's, and the disappointment at Copper Top BBQ: the were closed!
End up with AYCE sushi at Sushi Jin in Studio City. They use far too much ponzu, and both the halibut and the shrimp were particularly bland... but you can't expect too much from AYCE.
Dropped off Chris and then headed to The Fonda for Snow Patrol. An amazing show with a solid mix of both old and new-- they held off on their return and their new album until it was ready, and early indications are, it was worth the wait.
Special guest appearance by Minnie Driver didn't hurt either. Set the Fire to the Third Bar may not be as well known as Run, Chasing Cars, or some of their other songs, but it was nice to see it given a special touch! 'bout the only disappointment was the lack of songs from A Hundred Million Suns, but I suspect I was the only person in the audience hoping to hear If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It instead of Take Back the City played-- I don't think anyone else cared! *grins*
Setlist via setlist.fm:
Open Your Eyes
Take Back the City
Called Out in the Dark
Don't Give In
Crack the Shutters
Set the Fire to the Third Bar (with Minnie Driver)
Life On Earth
Make This Go On Forever
Shut Your Eyes
You're All I Have
What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?
Just Say Yes