The National are well and truly in a league of their own.
Last night they performed in front of an enraptured crowd at Longitude, playing all their hits as well as a few new tracks from their much-anticipated seventh album.
But the most amazing moment of all was when they invited our very own Lisa Hannigan on stage to perform Fake Empire with them. I would have taken a video if I hadn't been too busy bawling my eyes out.
And it seems the rest of the crowd felt the same way too...
Lisa Hannigan joining the National for Fake Empire - that's an inspired idea!
— George Morahan (@gmorahan) July 17, 2016
Lisa Hannigan is on stage with The National. Gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/T57NeD5jaD
— Muireann O'Connell (@MuireannO_C) July 17, 2016
Lisa Hannigan singing Fake Empire with The National and I'm having a moment @ Longtitude https://t.co/VUhd5bX3kN
— Cian Mac Mahon (@Cianmm) July 17, 2016
Lisa Hannigan was singing with the National tonight? *swoon* #Longitude2016
— The Point Of Everything (@TPOEblog) July 17, 2016
Lisa Hannigan joining @The_National for 'Fake Empire'. Be great if she starts trashing around the place like Matt Berringer! Unlikely.
— John Connolly (@jkconnolly) July 17, 2016
THE NATIONAL BROUGHT OUT LISA HANNIGAN ARE YOU FOR REAL
— Darragh O'Donnell (@DarraghODonnell) July 18, 2016
That was quite a Sunday #Longitude2016 - Christine, Perfume Genius, Jamie xx doing Dream Baby Dream, Lisa Hannigan & the National
— John Meagher (@johnmeaghermuso) July 17, 2016
— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) July 17, 2016