Stars at The Pageant, 9/25/08, St. Louis

Canadian masters of melodramatic synth-pop Stars performed Thursday night at the Pageant. Bell X1 opened the show.
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Amy Millan of Stars sings in front of the pretty lights.
Amy Millan of Stars sings in front of the pretty lights.
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Lauren Vassiliades, left, and Carolina Matheson, right, from Wash U converse with friends socially and electronically during the set change.
Lauren Vassiliades, left, and Carolina Matheson, right, from Wash U converse with friends socially and electronically during the set change.
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Paul Noonan sets a soothing tone with his melodic voice. In other words, he sounded good.
Paul Noonan sets a soothing tone with his melodic voice. In other words, he sounded good.
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Pat McGee styling it out on the drums surrounded by flowers that were occasionally thrown out into the crowd.
Pat McGee styling it out on the drums surrounded by flowers that were occasionally thrown out into the crowd.
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Left to right: Matty Rettner, Lucas Ravencraft, Polly Bennett, Jon Baker, Rebekah Baker.  The photo is a little fuzzy but after a set at the bar, so were they, especially Matty.
Left to right: Matty Rettner, Lucas Ravencraft, Polly Bennett, Jon Baker, Rebekah Baker. The photo is a little fuzzy but after a set at the bar, so were they, especially Matty.
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Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan harmonize.
Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan harmonize.
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Jason Orsega and Shannon Dowell get the once over by security.
Jason Orsega and Shannon Dowell get the once over by security.
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Bell X1 from Ireland opening the set. Earlier in the day, they held an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl (see flier.)
Bell X1 from Ireland opening the set. Earlier in the day, they held an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl (see flier.)
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Brian Crosby playing keyboard with Mac in hand.
Brian Crosby playing keyboard with Mac in hand.
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David Geraghty on the lead guitar.
David Geraghty on the lead guitar.
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Mattew McCarty, left, Alex Detmering, center, and Taylor James strike their best pose while waiting for Stars to play.
Mattew McCarty, left, Alex Detmering, center, and Taylor James strike their best pose while waiting for Stars to play.
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Torquil Campbell sings.
Torquil Campbell sings.
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Rebekah Baker plays with her iPhone by the bar.
Rebekah Baker plays with her iPhone by the bar.
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Stars perform on Thursday night at the Pageant.
Stars perform on Thursday night at the Pageant.
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Half way through the show and people are just showing up, they missed out on Bell X1 and their melodic singer.
Half way through the show and people are just showing up, they missed out on Bell X1 and their melodic singer.
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Chris Seligman on the keyboard.
Chris Seligman on the keyboard.
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Amy really playing the guitar... very well.
Amy really playing the guitar... very well.
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Amy sheds in the spotlight.
Amy sheds in the spotlight.
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Torquil would occasionally play the trumpet. He is quite good at it.
Torquil would occasionally play the trumpet. He is quite good at it.
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Evan Cranley on bass.
Evan Cranley on bass.
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