The crowd seemed ready to see Beach House, more people than I expected and they waited patiently for the soothing sounds. Singer Victoria Legrand guested for a song with opener Papercuts, and we were ready for more of her beautiful voice.
The trick I think with following a lot of opening bands is that your audience might be a bit loaded. At times it was difficult to concentrate on Beach House's artful songs, with their stillness and sameness, when surrounded by a 100 or so drunks. So it goes.
Listening to their album on Easter morning, I felt the Beach House sound might be better suited to the morning after than to the bar scene.