Lyrical genius. Musical prodigy. Teen heartthrob. Much has been written about Conor Oberst over the nine years that he’s masterminded Bright Eyes, so there was undoubtedly much anticipation for Oberst and the other Monsters of Folk, Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and M. Ward, to take the stage.

Most fans weren’t disappointed, since the three indie-folk masters played for over two hours straight – each coming and going from the stage, rotating instruments in a structured jam session of sorts.

Ward captivated with his guitar work and a soulful cover of David Bowie’s "Let’s Dance," while James’s falsetto was haunting, yet comforting. Oberst’s portion of the evening began with "Train Underwater" as he boyishly clicked his heels while strumming his guitar and screaming, almost spitting out the words to other love-sour gems like "I’ve Been Eating for You" and crowd-favorite "Waste of Paint."

Fresh from the Vote for Change tour, it wasn’t a surprise that Oberst mentioned the upcoming election, although one audience member blurted out, "No politics, just music!" Oberst replied, "Fuck you, it’s all politics, baby," before delivering a passionate "One Foot in Front of the Other."

All three artists returned to the stage for an encore that ended with their alternating vocals on Bob Dylan’s "Girl from the North Country," leaving fans absolutely breathless and yearning for more.