So last night i went to see Phoenix at the Uptown Theater. It... was.... awesome. Honestly, i was surprised at how much i liked it. And that was despite the fact that it was sold out, crowded, hot, and we ended up standing next to a group of really wasted people for the first 25 minutes.
Luckily they moved on, probably to collectively vomit in a trash can, and made it much easier for us to enjoy the music. At one point before they left i made eye contact with one of the girls, this was after she knocked the glasses off my face with her best swirling noodle arm dancing hippy imitation, *and please watch that entire clip, it's amazing* and i was immediately transported back to my younger days. Too much to drink, a band you love, riding the great drunken wave right before that feeling sets in when you realize your about to get horribly, vomit coming out the nose sick. Ahhh the good old days.
I'm sure the wave crashed hard for that crew.
But it happens to the best of us. They had good energy and i guess that comes with the territory when you push your way to the front of a jam packed concert. Especially one where the hipster dufas meter is off the charts.
My only real complaint is that it was so crowded and we had such a great spot near the stage that going to buy beer was just too big of a pain in the a*s. i didn't even get drunk.
C'est la vie
I guess i could have written more about the music and less about the drunks at the show but i'm not in the mood to describe music, it's much easier to describe hammered morons. I'll leave it at this... If Phoenix comes to your town i highly recommend you check 'em out.
Music, who else...
Tomorrow i'm off to St. Louis to race my bicycle, stay tuned for a full report, or at least some pictures.