This Is Not A Test10:30 AM
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.
Tank, bracelet, & jeans-Target
Sunglasses-Stole from Mariah