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She & Him! One of my favorite bands! We trekked out to Ann Arbor to see them last night, they were amazing. We had to get help from the nicest 21 year-old that I have ever met to find Hill Auditorium, the poor kid took one look at us and decided to just walk us there. The Hill is an interesting venue. When I last saw She & Him, it was at the Royal Oak Music Theater, which is a bit of an overrated, dingy box of a theater. It was oober crowded, and a little hard to hear unless you were close to the stage (which we were, thankfully). The Hill is actually on University of Michigan's campus, so there were only seats, no booze, or pop for that matter, but it was super old and nice and you could hear everything wonderfully. I was bummed that I could not get up and dance around like an idiot, but on the other hand it was nice to not get trampled on (I am claustrophobic). 

Anywho! Zooey and Matt were amazing! They packed in loads of songs, almost all of volume 3, and a good chuck from both of the previous albums. They also did a bunch of cover songs, which was great because Matt Ward sang a lot more than he did at the previous show-he sang "Rave on" by Buddy Holly and I about lost it. I have adored Zooey Deschanel ever since "The Good Girl", and she was very hyper, and funny, and sweet. Matt was just precious on legs! Oh and the opening band, Camera Obscura was really good! 

I had originally been having kind of a shit day, seeing them made it immeasurably better. Good music can always do that to me, have a way of making me embrace an entire new mindset. Which is probably why so many people go to concerts and whatnot. Seriously, I loved the mixed crowd! College kids, hipsters, little kids, people from their teens all the way into their 60's. Oh, and one Grannie who was my hero. I better still be going to concerts when I am well into my 80's, she just looked so happy. 

Shirt-Forever 21
Tank, bracelet, & jeans-Target
Bag-Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses-Stole from Mariah 

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  1. I am glad the concert was so amazing! And I am so jealous!! It just sounds so awesome!

  2. Glad you had a great time!

    Also, this outfit you're wearing in these pics (from our breakfast last week) is one of my favs. You look amazing.

  3. Sounds like you had an epic time!!! :D

  4. I so wanted to see them..when they were here..and I was so shocked that they actually sang on the river on a very very humid night. It just makes me all the more proud of Zooey knowing she'll sing ...just about anywhere...which somehow gives you how singers really were in our Americana over the years. All I can say..I'd so love to hear her sing with Jack White some that would be a crackship come true.

    Love your shirt!

  5. Oh..I'm full of envy! So great that you could find someone to help you with that concert.

    They are amazing..those 2!

  6. I usually go to the oldest concert hall with the worst sound system..but I still go from time to time.

    Sounds like some wonderful memories were made!!!

  7. What a sweet time! Your outfit is waaaay cool, too.

  8. What a beautiful time. I'm so glad she's doing this with the small shows..which are turning out huge. She and Him do have fans!

  9. What a great story! About the concert. I'm so glad you posted about it.

  10. Yay! So glad you had fun. When I heard you were going, I sent you positive vibes. Live music is terrific entertainment.

    You cracked me up with your spelling of "oober"!

  11. I shall be a granny who wears pink cowboy boots and boas! :)

  12. You saw She&Him! Sigh, I'm so envious...good for you though, and I'm really glad you had fun. Also, about the outfit: I really love the relaxed vibe a knotted tee can give <3

  13. So great to get to see these guys again! You are certainly selling me on their latest CD!

  14. Good music can really turn a mood around. Glad you enjoyed yourself! Sarah I'm loving your layered tees and those sunnies are cute.

  15. Sara I am in LOVE with this outfit! As in fully and completely in love - I want it all...from head to toe! You look fab! :)

  16. I'm glad you had such a great time seeing She & Him!!!! I love the new album the best of their releases!!! yey! What a cute outfit! Looks a little like something Rose Tyler would wear! ;)

  17. Sounds awesome! I love she & him. And concerts in general lol


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