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Arcade Fire and Superchunk, Day 2: Carrboro 

Arcade Fire mulit-instrumentalist Will Butler occasionally handles acrobatics for the band.

Grayson Currin

Arcade Fire mulit-instrumentalist Will Butler occasionally handles acrobatics for the band.

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Superchunk and the blue skies of Carrboro. - GRAYSON CURRIN

Looking through the kit of Superchunk's Jon Wurster to bassist Laura Ballance. - GRAYSON CURRIN
  • Grayson Currin
  • Looking through the kit of Superchunk's Jon Wurster to bassist Laura Ballance.



Mark Draughon, an 18-year-old stagehand from Fayetteville, N.C., took Superchunk's set as a cue for a sub-stage nap. - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • Mark Draughon, an 18-year-old stagehand from Fayetteville, N.C., took Superchunk's set as a cue for a sub-stage nap.

Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Rgine Chassagne watched the end of Superchunk's set from the side of the stage and, later, commented on how inspiring it was. - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Rgine Chassagne watched the end of Superchunk's set from the side of the stage and, later, commented on how inspiring it was.

Win Butler (facing) and Rgine Chassagne exclaiming at the start of the set. - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • Win Butler (facing) and Rgine Chassagne exclaiming at the start of the set.

Rgine Chassagne again proclaims with the bullhorn. - GRAYSON CURRIN

Arcade Fire sets are full of movement. - GRAYSON CURRIN


Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gera. - GRAYSON CURRIN

With his brother, Win, in the crowd, Will Butler decided to go over it. - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • With his brother, Win, in the crowd, Will Butler decided to go over it.

This band can afford wireless microphones by now, right? - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • This band can afford wireless microphones by now, right?


...and pulling himself together... - GRAYSON CURRIN

...and finding his instrument... - GRAYSON CURRIN

...and triumphing. - GRAYSON CURRIN

Documenting Will Butler's landing. - GRAYSON CURRIN

After singing in the crowd, Arcade Fire's Win Butler had to find his way backstage before  the encore. - GRAYSON CURRIN
  • Grayson Currin
  • After singing in the crowd, Arcade Fire's Win Butler had to find his way backstage before the encore.

Butler apparently needed to freshen up before the encore.
  • Butler apparently needed to freshen up before the encore.

In the foreground, Jim Barbee of Wake Forest notices Win Butler of Arcade Fire cutting backstage. Barbee says his kidsCatherine and Addisonare the biggest, youngest Arcade Fire fans. - GRAYSON CURRIN
  • Grayson Currin
  • In the foreground, Jim Barbee of Wake Forest notices Win Butler of Arcade Fire cutting backstage. Barbee says his kidsCatherine and Addisonare the biggest, youngest Arcade Fire fans.

Butler promised to sign the Barbees' autographs after the encore. - GRAYSON CURRIN
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  • Butler promised to sign the Barbees' autographs after the encore.

Win Butler goes up... - GRAYSON CURRIN

...and over. - GRAYSON CURRIN

Arcade Fire heading back to its tent. - GRAYSON CURRIN

Butler stuck to his promise and talked to fans long after Friday's set. - GRAYSON CURRIN
  • Grayson Currin
  • Butler stuck to his promise and talked to fans long after Friday's set.

One of the two posters designed for Friday's show. - GRAYSON CURRIN

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