photos by Daniel Muller
Somehow, Conor Oberst hasn't ever played Des Moines. At least, that's what he said on stage at the Val Air Ballroom Monday, Aug. 8. His band, Bright Eyes, had a sincerely grateful crowd of, I don't know, 500, waiting for them. It was clear they were grateful because they yelled things like "Thanks for coming here!" — things you don't yell when you're worried about seeming cool. It was cool.
Daniel Muller is a Hear Nebraska contributor. View more of his work at danielmuller.tumblr.com.