When You Start a Band, Do You Imagine How It Will End?

By: Connor Lenahan


Let’s just take a second to appreciate this photo. This shot is of James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem onstage during the band’s farewell show at Madison Square Garden in April of 2011. This picture captures the dying breaths of undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time. It’s so simple, and to me, so powerful. So beautiful. It’s over. Chuck Klosterman asked James Murphy in the 2012 documentary Shut Up and Play The Hits, “When you start a band, do you imagine how it will end?” I don’t think Murphy, or anyone could have ever dreamt of a moment so magical as this. This is my favorite concert photo ever. So simple, so powerful, so cool.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is the founder and editor-in-chief of Connorlenahan.com. He is a freshman at Boston University, majoring in journalism. He can be emailed at lenahan@bu.edu