I was going to do a post talking about the thrifting, painting, cooking and more working that I've been up to, but then my pictures did not deliver to my inbox. Whatever! I just wanted to share some epic videos of bands that make my heart stir. There are a few others, and I'm quite determined to see them before the age of 25. If it means buying a pair of tickets and flying to Austin or L.A. for a weekend to catch them, then let it be done!
Listening: Arcade Fire, because they make me tear up in the best way possible.
Arcade Fire, "Wake Up" at Glastonbury 2007
The Shins, "Australia" in 2011
Of Monsters and Men, "Little Talks" in Iceland Summer 2011
Despite my ardor for music and festivals, I haven't done anything too extreme to make it to a live performance. I think the most I've driven is 3 hours, spent about $70 and came back at 3 in the morning before a 8 AM class (though on different occasions). Maybe next summer, or when I graduate, I need to think big: Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, Coachella maybe or Osheaga in Montreal? There's also Outside Lands in San Francisco and of course Glastonbury where it all started, and then Europe's wild techno summits. At the moment, it's a fallacy worth fighting for. This July, I might take a weekend and volunteer at the Grassroots Music Festival that's at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake. I could apply to volunteer as hospitality, dining service (already do enough of that though), set up and clean up, or the children's tent.. yeahhh, probably face painting with the kids :).
Jeez louise, it's already been over a week since I left school. It feels quite long ago, though I'm happy to report that I'm going to the Adirondacks on Monday to spend a few days with my house mates and a few other friends! Mountain R&R, away!!!