Dear readers, the blog has now been active for a year. That’s 365 days.
I couldn’t be prouder, happier or more befuddled. It’s a strange but rewarding experience.
It’s been a fantastic year, and I couldn’t help but dwell on all the wonderful things that’ve happened.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime show. Mister Heavenly is a supergroup that may or may not tour again. The sad part, really, is that the show I saw last year (a year and a day ago) will probably be the only show I ever see by the band. They’re great. That’s what makes it sad.
But it was still a great show.
This was my first Ha Ha Tonka experience. It was singularly great. The boys are talented, charismatic and really nice. Even when I’m hunting them down in a parking lot…but that didn’t happen until this year. So it doesn’t count. Right?
First time at the Firebird. Loved the place. First time I heard some new High Pilots music that should be coming out on their new album. That’s right. Come this November, I have been anxiously awaiting a new album from these charming and outrageously hilarious boys.
This was an experience. Everyone was wearing red and green with reindeer drawn on sweaters and balloons were everywhere and confetti and…just wow.
It was also the show that started the wonderful tradition of getting bands to sign my Allyson’s Setlist shirt.
This was a wonderful local show. It served as a very important reminder that local bands are sometimes better than the big ones, because they’re still audience members themselves. They haven’t been corrupted with success and they play like it’s their last show.
It’s pretty moving stuff.
This show was a dream come true. I never thought I’d get the chance to see them, but sometimes the Fates hear our pleas and arrange things.
The show was brilliant. The band is brilliant. This night lives on in some parallel universe where I never leave it and it’s brilliant all the time.
That’s how I feel about it.
Of course the boys were great. But, more importantly, this is the show I got my Antennas Up hoodie at. That thing is the most comfortable hoodie in the world and it’s ridiculously good looking.
Granted, this has nothing to do with the concerts I’ve gone to or the music I listened to. But I can’t resist bragging about it.
New Antennas Up album. Have I mentioned I’m a fan?
Excellent concert with some of my favorite people in the world. Also, finally got Gareth to sign my shirt. And they played one of my favorite LC! songs.
This concert was made for me.
Death Cab For Cutie
I never actually blogged about the show. But it was great. My brother and I talked and sang and hugged. It was great.
I can’t actually tell you how many times I’ve busted out with “Devil To Pay.” This song is, in my opinion, their best work. It haunts me and I’m not looking to exorcise the spirit anytime soon.
There’s a run down. I’ve done things and seen things and blushed and cracked my voice.
And things are just getting better.