Devendra Banhart @ Regency Ballroom, SF 5/21/13
No stage dives, crowd surfers, or seizure-inducing light shows were to be had that night. And we felt blessed for that very reason – not to mention standing a foot away from Devendra Banhart himself.
The night sparked up with a solo set by Devendra, followed by the full six-man band. An older crowd patiently swayed to eclectic tunes from his recent album, Mala. Devendra reminded the crowd that he didn’t fancy being in the spotlight – personally introducing every one of his band members was a humbling sight. The Venezuelan-born, Los Angeles raised singer serenaded souls by delicately peppering Spanish and French folk into his set.
Dimly lit and optimistic, Devendra teased the Regency Ballroom with only one encore. Satisfied fans hunkered out of the concert with heavy smiles. Drunk with charisma, friends hugged each other outside the venue.
Check out the photos HERE.