This clip from last month's Head 2 Head Transmodern Festival is mostly typical Dan Deacon live fare — sped-up, indistinguishable vocals, sweaty kids participating in a dance-off, enough energy to make a bull's heart stop. But it's also sweet in an unexpected way: Deacon, perhaps our city's most famous connection to Francis Ford Coppola, debuts a new song (which momentarily sounded like an AT&T ad) for his girlfriend Stefani. When it's over, he explains he began writing the song on her last birthday but never finished until a couple days ago. A song that took a year to write? That's a thoughtful gift. Deacon gets bonus points for getting the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to his girl, too.
Dan Deacon, psychadelic maestro and hopeless romantic
Evidence: a clip from Head 2 Head Transmodern Festival
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