Seeing The Dodos live gave me a whole new appreciation for their music. I've been a solid fan for many years now, and watching a two-man band generate that much noise up on stage was really awesome.
NoisePop in general appears to have been a resounding success this year. Apart from this show, I had an opportunity to swing by Friday night's Matthew Dear performance, which was also completely packed. While the highlight (based on word-of-mouth and tweeting) was Flaming Lips, I found myself quite impressed by the operation. They've got a long way to go until they near SXSW status (I'm not even sure that could ever happen in SF), but there's no doubt that they've done a good job carving out a niche in San Francisco.