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Camera Obscura & DJ Victoria Bergsman, at the Bell House

Victoria Bergsman

Vic­to­ria Bergs­man, DJing at The Bell House in Brooklyn.

Ned­ward: Vic­to­ria Bergs­man (for­merly of The Con­cretes) is DJing at The Bell House, much to my delight. Wait­ing for Cam­era Obscura!

As big a fan of Cam­era Obscura as I am, the more inter­est­ing bit Tues­day night was a spe­cial guest DJ, Vic­to­ria Bergs­man. A lot of peo­ple know her voice as the female coun­ter­point in Young Folks, the Peter Bjorn and John sing-along hit from a cou­ple of years ago. But she was also the singer in one of my favorite bands, The Con­cretes. (Cam­era Obscura fans should check out their epony­mous debut album.) She has since left the band, and formed a solo project under the name Taken By Trees, (also a great debut).

Any­how, I might have been the only per­son in the crowd that had any idea who she was – or cared – so Lisa encour­aged me to say hello. But, I’m just not one of those peo­ple who walks up to a famous per­son, and just gushes in their face. Call it shy­ness, call it fear of dis­ap­point­ment… the bot­tom line is that I chick­ened out.

To make mat­ters worse, Lisa went over to the DJ booth with­out me, and told Ms. Bergs­man that “her friend was a big fan,” but that he “didn’t want to bother her.” Nice. So now I’m shy, and embarrassed.

I don’t really regret it that much, but I would’ve liked to show off some dance moves from The Con­cretes’ On The Radio video. I’d like to think that she would’ve laughed.

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