Death Cab for Cutie in Vancouver October 2011

Comments 101 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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:

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

Update The winner is Arshad!

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  1. ChristyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 11:48am PST

    favorite DCFC song: I will posses your heart

  2. TamaraWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 11:52am PST

    Crooked Teeth- still my favourite Death cab song

  3. AngelaWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 11:56am PST

    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 AnkenmanWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 11:57am PST

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

  5. AliceWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:01pm PST

    Crooked Teeth – all time favorite!

  6. Laura E.Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:01pm PST

    Stay Young, Go Dancing

  7. rachelleWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:07pm PST

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

  8. mariskaWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:12pm PST

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

  9. MelanieWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:44pm PST

    I will follow you into the dark…

  10. Amman HirjiWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 12:50pm PST

    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 KwanWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 1:29pm PST

    i will follow you into the dark

  12. MeganWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 1:40pm PST

    I will possess your heart, wicked track.

  13. SanazWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

    My favourite song is “You are a Tourist”.

  14. JesseWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 2:16pm PST

    Styrofoam Plates. A classic, but a goodie!

  15. Aileen RWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:00pm PST

    Different Names for the Same Thing

  16. JenniferWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:07pm PST

    Little Bribes!

  17. Scott ElliottWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:07pm PST

    I will posses your heart.

  18. Kailyn HWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:10pm PST

    Title and Registration.

  19. Ginger GervaisWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:10pm PST

    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

  20. MattyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:10pm PST

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

  21. Ginger GervaisWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:10pm PST

    sorry, follow you into the dark

  22. MikeWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:13pm PST

    “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…

  23. LindsayWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:13pm PST

    Brothers on a Hotel Bed!!! Amazing song!

  24. StaceyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:17pm PST

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

  25. TracyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:18pm PST

    i will follow you into the dark

  26. DanaWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:19pm PST

    I will possess your heart!

  27. haroldWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:21pm PST

    I enjoy You Are A Tourist.

  28. jackieWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:21pm PST

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

  29. ShayneWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:27pm PST

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

  30. CharlesWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:32pm PST

    Soul meets body!!!

  31. HaleyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:36pm PST

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

  32. WinnieWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

    Definitely “You Are A Tourist”

  33. cherylWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:46pm PST

    I will follow you into the dark

  34. KaylaWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:47pm PST

    Tiny Vessels – Great song!

  35. JenWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:53pm PST

    My fave = I will follow you into the dark 🙂

  36. JayWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 3:58pm PST

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

  37. BethWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 4:27pm PST

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

  38. HeatherWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 4:32pm PST

    Favorite song- Transatlanticism

  39. DerekWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 5:16pm PST

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

  40. AmaraWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 5:34pm PST

    “Your Heart Is an Empty Room”

  41. Tierney MilneWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 6:11pm PST

    “I will Possess your heart” is my favorite!

  42. MimiWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 6:27pm PST

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

  43. Robyn WorcesterWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 9:08pm PST

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

  44. Samantha ClarkWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 9:10pm PST

    Brothers on a Hotel Bed

  45. Stephanie ChartrandWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 9:35pm PST

    marching bands of Manhattan!!

  46. JoanneWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 10:23pm PST

    I will possess your heart. Love that song!

  47. TracyWednesday, October 12th, 2011 — 10:57pm PST

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

  48. SueThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 1:23am PST

    We Looked Like Giants

  49. jeffThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 5:38am PST

    transatlanticism is my favorite since we used it in our wedding

  50. ChristineThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 8:36am PST

    I Will follow you into the dark..love this band!

  51. stephanieThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 10:20am PST

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

  52. AlexThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

    What Sarah Said

  53. DeidreThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 1:32pm PST

    I will posses your heart.

  54. alexThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 3:00pm PST

    i will follow you into the dark

  55. AlixxThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 3:48pm PST

    I will possess you heart is my favourite.

  56. MichaelThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 3:57pm PST

    Tiny Vessels. So Pretty.

  57. Matthew MThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 5:05pm PST

    A Movie Script Ending.

  58. TeresaThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 5:13pm PST

    Doors Unlocked and Open

  59. DanielleThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 5:23pm PST

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

  60. MuckymooThursday, October 13th, 2011 — 10:51pm PST

    I will follow you Into the Dark

  61. Karla ShannonFriday, October 14th, 2011 — 2:31am PST

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

  62. ArshadFriday, October 14th, 2011 — 9:07am PST

    Crooked Teeth is my favourite by far

  63. LindseyFriday, October 14th, 2011 — 9:24am PST

    I will follow you into the dark!

  64. ElisaFriday, October 14th, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

    It’s been Title and Registration since 2005!

  65. JoeySaturday, October 15th, 2011 — 11:05am PST

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark is my fave!

  66. TracySaturday, October 15th, 2011 — 8:50pm PST

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

  67. EileenSunday, October 16th, 2011 — 10:45am PST

    Little Bribes gets my feet going uncontrollably.

  68. AlexMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 9:32am PST

    We laugh indoors – pretty old song but still great

  69. Melody WeyMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 10:47am PST

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

  70. MitchMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 11:35am PST

    I will follow you into the dark!

  71. EricaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 1:30pm PST

    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’!

  72. ChrisMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 3:56pm PST

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

  73. CoraMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 5:16pm PST

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

  74. RobMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 6:20pm PST

    Expo 86

  75. johnMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:17pm PST

    Title and registration

  76. MarinaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:20pm PST

    You are a tourist.

  77. ElizabethMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:21pm PST

    Title and Registration

  78. DanMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:29pm PST

    I will possess your heart!

  79. MariaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:35pm PST

    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.

  80. MariaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:36pm PST

    oops – transatlanticism on repeat during the slideshow!

  81. lisaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:39pm PST

    you are a tourist, current fave 🙂

  82. TracyMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:45pm PST

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

  83. VeronicaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:49pm PST

    I will posses your heart!!

  84. PortiaMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 8:53pm PST

    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 🙂

  85. Marie BeaulneMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 9:04pm PST

    I will posess your heart. Beautiful song 🙂

  86. MaggieMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 9:14pm PST

    A Movie Script Ending, and Title and Registration!

  87. MayMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 9:15pm PST

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

  88. Tiffany KalanjMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 9:21pm PST

    “You Are A Tourist”

  89. DuncanMonday, October 17th, 2011 — 11:49pm PST

    I love “Soul meets body”.

  90. LeviTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 12:39am PST

    What Sarah Said

  91. NatalieTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:42am PST

    I will follow you into the dark!

  92. TomTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:42am PST

    You are a tourist.

  93. KatieTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:43am PST

    I Will Follow You Into The Dark

  94. taylor lorenTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:43am PST

    brothers on a hotel bed is by far my favourite!

  95. annelaureTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:44am PST

    I will possess your heart

  96. MeganTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:46am PST

    Summer Skin! LOVE that song!

  97. trevorTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:47am PST

    soul meets body

  98. CharlesTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:48am PST

    I will follow you into the dark

  99. taraTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:48am PST

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

  100. MBTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 10:03am PST

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark

  101. StellaTuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 10:14am PST

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

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