But to be honest, standing in the audience, it seemed that the most important things hadn't changed at all. Young Galaxy did what they've been doing for years: delivering their sweeping, dark epics with a driving force. The new band members didn't miss a beat and McCandless had the same spiritual, almost trance-like energy as she did before her stomach stretched out beneath her peacock print. It's just that now, more people than ever were paying attention.
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