June 14, 2008

Iron and Wine at The Pageant, St. Louis, June 13, 2008

Iron & Wine played The Pageant in St. Louis on Friday the 13th, 2008. Photographer Lauren Winchester spots two members of Sigur Ros, the Icelandic pop group that was in Kansas City on Thursday. Also included are photos of The Ugly Suit, the openers for the show, as well as the headliners Iron & Wine. Finally, Winchester makes a valiant effort to find beards that rival that of Iron & Wine lead singer, Sam Beam.
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Kyle Mayfield from The Ugly Suit expressed his affection for the venue and for the people in St. Louis.  He couldn’t stop saying how much he loved The Pageant!
Kyle Mayfield from The Ugly Suit expressed his affection for the venue and for the people in St. Louis. He couldn’t stop saying how much he loved The Pageant!
The Ugly Suit from Oklahoma City opened the show, this is lead singer Israel Hindman.
The Ugly Suit from Oklahoma City opened the show, this is lead singer Israel Hindman.
Sam Beam played both new and old tunes, and seemed to keep all the fans happy.
Sam Beam played both new and old tunes, and seemed to keep all the fans happy.
Jonathan Martin from The Ugly Suit played his pedals barefoot.
Jonathan Martin from The Ugly Suit played his pedals barefoot.
Sigur Ros was in Kansas City on Thursday. Laura Steel, pictured here with two members of Sigur Ros, were lucky enough to make the trek across the Missouri midriff and see them.  Turns out the group had a day off and came to St. Louis to see the sights and hear the sounds. Small world.
Sigur Ros was in Kansas City on Thursday. Laura Steel, pictured here with two members of Sigur Ros, were lucky enough to make the trek across the Missouri midriff and see them. Turns out the group had a day off and came to St. Louis to see the sights and hear the sounds. Small world.
Iron and Wine graced the Pageant with their presence Friday, June 13th.
Iron and Wine graced the Pageant with their presence Friday, June 13th.
These fans had a great spot to watch The Ugly Suit.
These fans had a great spot to watch The Ugly Suit.
This is Toad, he was flattered that I approved of his beard, but disappointed that I caught him after he recently trimmed off about four inches.  He has had a “big beard” for about 18 years.
This is Toad, he was flattered that I approved of his beard, but disappointed that I caught him after he recently trimmed off about four inches. He has had a “big beard” for about 18 years.
Matt ended my beard search with a bang. I asked him how long he will let it grow and he said he gets that question a lot. He responded straight-faced with, “until my brothers come home from this stupid war!” I was so impressed, then he laughed and said that was not the case, but it really gets the people going. He said likes to come up with different answers every time.
Matt ended my beard search with a bang. I asked him how long he will let it grow and he said he gets that question a lot. He responded straight-faced with, “until my brothers come home from this stupid war!” I was so impressed, then he laughed and said that was not the case, but it really gets the people going. He said likes to come up with different answers every time.
Chris enjoys having a beard but could not pinpoint what made him start growing it. He said he didn’t necessarily have a "beard icon."
Chris enjoys having a beard but could not pinpoint what made him start growing it. He said he didn’t necessarily have a "beard icon."