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Death Cab for Cutie in Vancouver October 2011

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT
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The other day I joined a fan club – a real fan club. I didn’t just “Like” a group on Facebook, I entered my credit card information online, anxiously awaited the delivery then ripped open the small brown box that contained my Codes and Keys mug along with my membership card. I felt like Ralphie receiving his Little Orphan Annie decoder ring (without the crummy commercial letdown in the end). I’m now a DCFC Union member.

Hot on the heels of the release of this latest album, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie will be playing Rogers Arena Friday, October 21, 2011 with guests, The Hold Steady.

John first introduced me to the brilliance of Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard about a year after the release of Transatlanticism and I was hooked. I scooped up everything I could find from his solo projects, The Postal Service, and the rest of the Death Cab for Cutie discography.

It’s the music, it’s the lyrics, it’s his hauntingly sweet voice that sang “Such Great Heights” at the end of our wedding ceremony. Whether you have the same emotional attachment to the music as I do or you simply enjoy the moving melodies, you’ll want to check out this show — they are fantastic live. Tickets are currently on sale from Live Nation starting at $37.45 to $66.15.

I also have a pair of tickets to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite Death Cab for Cutie song (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I entered to win @DCFC tickets from @LiveNationWest & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.

Update The winner is Arshad!

Current contests on


  1. Christy says:

    favorite DCFC song: I will posses your heart

  2. Tamara says:

    Crooked Teeth- still my favourite Death cab song

  3. Angela says:

    My husband also introduced me to DCFC but much more recently. I play them on repeat all day long at work. Love their music, would love to see them in concert for sure.

  4. MJ Ankenman says:

    I will possess your heart. I love how it builds and builds, the bass line and everything else about it….

  5. Alice says:

    Crooked Teeth – all time favorite!

  6. Laura E. says:

    Stay Young, Go Dancing

  7. rachelle says:

    Soul Meets Body has got to be my favourite DCFC song!

  8. mariska says:

    Liking You Are a Tourist lately… Would love to see the show! Haven’t seen a good concert in a while!

  9. Melanie says:

    I will follow you into the dark…

  10. Amman Hirji says:

    You Are A Tourist – great song!
    Have backtrack now into their older songs…
    Who would have thought that you would get some great music from a band from Bellingham.

  11. Michael Kwan says:

    i will follow you into the dark

  12. Megan says:

    I will possess your heart, wicked track.

  13. Sanaz says:

    My favourite song is “You are a Tourist”.

  14. Jesse says:

    Styrofoam Plates. A classic, but a goodie!

  15. Aileen R says:

    Different Names for the Same Thing

  16. I will posses your heart.

  17. Kailyn H says:

    Title and Registration.

  18. Ginger Gervais says:

    You are a tourist is my new fav one, but an old one would be i will follow you through the dark!! Love this band

  19. Matty says:

    My favourite song is “Passenger Seat” from Transatlanticism. Very nostalgic!

  20. Ginger Gervais says:

    sorry, follow you into the dark

  21. Mike says:

    “Crooked Teeth” is my favourite DCFC song, and it reminded me about them after not really paying attention to them for a few years. Now, I’m a fan all over again…

  22. Lindsay says:

    Brothers on a Hotel Bed!!! Amazing song!

  23. Stacey says:

    Brothers on a Hotel Bed. So much love for this band!

  24. Tracy says:

    i will follow you into the dark

  25. Dana says:

    I will possess your heart!

  26. harold says:

    I enjoy You Are A Tourist.

  27. jackie says:

    “Brothers on a Hotel Bed” for sure! “and I have learned, that even land-locked lovers yearn, for the sea like navy men” beautiful!

  28. Shayne says:

    My favourite is definitely “Brothers on a Hotel Bed”.

  29. Charles says:

    Soul meets body!!!

  30. Haley says:

    “I Will Follow You into the Dark” for sure.

  31. Winnie says:

    Definitely “You Are A Tourist”

  32. cheryl says:

    I will follow you into the dark

  33. Kayla says:

    Tiny Vessels – Great song!

  34. Jen says:

    My fave = I will follow you into the dark πŸ™‚

  35. Jay says:

    ‘Crooked Teeth’ … but ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark’ is a very close second!

  36. Beth says:

    definitely i will follow you into the dark – love it.

  37. Heather says:

    Favorite song- Transatlanticism

  38. Derek says:

    Nobody’s said ‘Cath…’ yet, that’s my pick

  39. Amara says:

    “Your Heart Is an Empty Room”

  40. Tierney Milne says:

    “I will Possess your heart” is my favorite!

  41. Mimi says:

    One of my favourites is I Will Follow You Into the Dark.

  42. Robyn Worcester says:

    My favorite DCFC song is I will follow you into the dark. Followed closely by summer skin.

  43. Brothers on a Hotel Bed

  44. marching bands of Manhattan!!

  45. Joanne says:

    I will possess your heart. Love that song!

  46. Tracy says:

    oooohh that’s tough…i’ll have to say stay young go dancing

  47. Sue says:

    We Looked Like Giants

  48. jeff says:

    transatlanticism is my favorite since we used it in our wedding

  49. Christine says:

    I Will follow you into the this band!

  50. stephanie says:

    I love the song no sunlight. They are a great band. Thanks

  51. Alex says:

    What Sarah Said

  52. Deidre says:

    I will posses your heart.

  53. alex says:

    i will follow you into the dark

  54. Alixx says:

    I will possess you heart is my favourite.

  55. Michael says:

    Tiny Vessels. So Pretty.

  56. Matthew M says:

    A Movie Script Ending.

  57. Teresa says:

    Doors Unlocked and Open

  58. Danielle says:

    I love “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and “Photobooth” <3

  59. Muckymoo says:

    I will follow you Into the Dark

  60. Karla Shannon says:

    “I will follow you into the dark,” simply because it’s so unbearably romantic to me <3

  61. Arshad says:

    Crooked Teeth is my favourite by far

  62. Lindsey says:

    I will follow you into the dark!

  63. Elisa says:

    It’s been Title and Registration since 2005!

  64. Joey says:

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark is my fave!

  65. Tracy says:

    Would love to see them live! A movie script ending!

  66. Eileen says:

    Little Bribes gets my feet going uncontrollably.

  67. Alex says:

    We laugh indoors – pretty old song but still great

  68. Melody Wey says:

    I will follow you into the dark – is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

  69. Mitch says:

    I will follow you into the dark!

  70. Erica says:

    I’ve loved them for so long! I don’t know if I can just pick one…I love ‘Brothers on a Hotel Bed’, ‘I Will Posses Your Heart’ and ‘I Wil Follow You into the Dark’!

  71. Chris says:

    Tough question. I’ll just have to throw out one of my many favs: “Some Boys.” Great Band!

  72. Cora says:

    All their stuff is great, but my fav has to be Marching Bands of Manhatten

  73. john says:

    Title and registration

  74. Marina says:

    You are a tourist.

  75. Elizabeth says:

    Title and Registration

  76. Dan says:

    I will possess your heart!

  77. Maria says:

    transatlanticism… we played it on repeat at our wedding. we’d been long distance for three years. “i need you so much closer..”

    thanks for bringing back that fabulous memory, rebecca.

  78. Maria says:

    oops – transatlanticism on repeat during the slideshow!

  79. lisa says:

    you are a tourist, current fave πŸ™‚

  80. Tracy says:

    Brothers on a Hotel Bed. What Sarah Said. Tiny Vessels… I could go on and on!

  81. Veronica says:

    I will posses your heart!!

  82. Portia says:

    Strong emotional ties to ‘I will follow you into the dark” and ‘Title and Registration” .. their music is best repeated on a gloomy rainy vancouver day πŸ™‚

  83. Marie Beaulne says:

    I will posess your heart. Beautiful song πŸ™‚

  84. Maggie says:

    A Movie Script Ending, and Title and Registration!

  85. May says:

    I will follow you into the dark! I was first introduced to this song by my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  86. Tiffany Kalanj says:

    β€œYou Are A Tourist”

  87. Duncan says:

    I love “Soul meets body”.

  88. Levi says:

    What Sarah Said

  89. Natalie says:

    I will follow you into the dark!

  90. Tom says:

    You are a tourist.

  91. Katie says:

    I Will Follow You Into The Dark

  92. taylor loren says:

    brothers on a hotel bed is by far my favourite!

  93. annelaure says:

    I will possess your heart

  94. Megan says:

    Summer Skin! LOVE that song!

  95. trevor says:

    soul meets body

  96. Charles says:

    I will follow you into the dark

  97. tara says:

    I love snowboarding to “lightness” at night. It’s eerie and fabulous.

  98. MB says:

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark

  99. Stella says:

    Too many to pick just one! Your Heart Is an Empty Room is a must though!

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