Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Temper Trap & Ponytails

The day of the concert I went down to the venue on my lunch break to see about getting tickets. When I walked into the door the band was on stage doing a sound check. The bass player of the band had a ponytail, not a gross ponytail a Johnny Depp in Chocolat
Or Logan from Project Runway
Or Lou from the Phoenix Suns (who I happened to see after the Muse concert)

During the concert I really loved his ponytail because it reminded me of Johnny Depp in Chocolat so I yelled "bass player I love your pirate ways".

What? No that is not me up on stage standing next to the bass player with the ponytail, how dare who even suggest such a thing. Sorry I don't have a better picture, his ponytail is falling out after all the rocking he was doing.

So I am curious have you ever found a guy with a ponytail attractive?

Vampire Tuesday

We saw Vampire Weekend back in September 2008, and were excited to see them again! This time with Shelby & Jen.

We enjoyed the base players moves last time so we ended up on his side again.

Don't you just love the chandeliers?

They are a fun band with a lot of energy, if you are a fan I would recommend seeing them live.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I belong to MUSE

I love that the first post I ever did on my blog was about Muse. It shows just how present the band has been in my life since I first heard New Born 8 years ago. I decided the day before the concert that I wanted to make a Muse shirt. I knew I wanted the bands silhouette like on this posters. I also wanted to tell Muse how I felt about them. The first time I listened to the Resistance I came to a song called "I Belong To You" toward the end of the song Matt sings the words "I belong, I belong to you alone" every time I hear that I sing in my head "I belong, I belong to Muse alone". Now although I had a list of some of my favorite phrases from lyrics I liked (Look to the stars Let hope burn in your eyes Remember when we used to shine And had no fear or sense of time Now its time for changing And cleansing everything Destroy the spineless Everything about you is so easy to love Why cant we see That when we bleed we bleed the same You should make a stand Stand up for what you believe And tonight we can truly say Together were invincible Your souls unbreakable Don’t waste your time or time will waste you And faith It drives me away But it turns me on Like a strangers love I'll wait a thousand years Just to see you smile again Love is our resistance I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart There’s sunshine trapped in our hearts It could rise again I belong to you)

it was just always obvious what I would say. And thanks to Mimi for coming up with the idea of putting the lyrics like the logo so people would know I was saying I belong to MUSE.

I made a shirt for Debbie too, I had to put her MUSE up higher since I forgot to put the cardboard under and it bleed through. I had a girl come up and ask where we got our shirts, I thought that was a pretty big complement. Oh and Debbie picked her lyrics as well, which made me happy because Bliss is an old favorite of mine.

We owe a big thank you to Shelby & Amber (Britt's friends) who went early and sort of got in line. We were able to get really close to the stage on Chris's side.

Oh Matt how I love you.

And I can't lie I loved Chris's shinny blue suit.

Chris & Dom spinning.
Closer look.
The only shot of Dom I got.

Matt came over to our side!!!
I stole this picture and I don't remember who to give credit but...

I wanted to tell how Russ & I popped one of the balloons and covered us all in confetti! I pulled out my sharp marker and I think you can even see me bending down getting ready to jump and get the balloon.

Ticket with confetti from the show!!
And the setlist that Britt got.

The show was amazing, I wish I had pictures to show all the lights and awesome effects. I found a pretty good video for you to get a taste.