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- Posted on Oct 11th 2010 10:00AM by Mike Ayers
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That said, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros didn't actually need to ask the crowd to get into it. But their song 'Home' it provided one of those rare moments all weekend where everyone -- including the dreaded blanket dwellers who rarely stand -- was propelled to their feet, dancing and jumping around in unison.
While 'Home' is their best-known song, when the band slows things down on the mellow ballad 'Carries On,' you can see that Ebert isn't always as frantic. The crux of the song is the opening line, where he utters "one love" and "one smile" throughout. "That song is all about you guys," Ebert explained after. "As I like to say, there are two parts to this: You guys looking at us and we are looking at you." So, there was a bit of hippie left in them after all.
As far as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros go, they won't be home for another few weeks -- their US tour concludes in Honolulu, Hawaii on Oct. 29.