woodenrabbit, can you just clarify whether or not you like Beirut please?
Not sure if you are being sarcastic there or you thought *I* was being sarcastic.
I wear my heart on my sleeve, and see nothing wrong with that. Watch the 'La Blogotheque' videos of Beirut and you can't fail to be 'uplifted' by them and The Flying Club Cup is the work of genius.
Anyway, yes, along with many other bands I really like Beirut - having seen them live 4 times now I know we're in for a treat - something that was certainly lacking when other 'headliners' played in previous years (like Donovan for example).