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A highlight of the sold-out Mark Knopfler show at the Warner Theater on Sunday was, not only watching Knopfler play, but also how he interacted with the six other members of his band. Knopfler—one of rock’s best guitarists—could have just spent the two-plus hour set taking all of the solos and commanding all of the attention; he’s who folks came to see after all. Instead he was happy to share the spotlight, showcasing the solid talent that has surrounded him for more than a decade now.

Knopfler is notoriously humble about his guitar playing talent, even going so far to say, “In my band, I’m the weakest link.” Sunday’s crowd vehemently disagreed. Peppering the set with Dire Straits songs like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Sultans of Swing,” and “So Far Away”—songs that highlight Knopfler’s wonderful playing style of bending one guitar note so that it flows effortlessly into the next—garnered standing ovations from the crowd.

See photos from the show in the Gallery.