Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mumford and Sons

Tuesday, November 16th 2010:

Yet another great concert! minus the behemoth that pretty much annoyed the hell out of Brian and Cliff whom we treated tickets to the show $$$ (yup, not face value this time). Terminal 5 certainly over sells their tickets because that place was beyond packed, with absolutely no room to move or even to retreat to the back - every inch was filled with a body. If possible, avoid going there or at least get there early and secure a spot on the balcony...

wee burgers!

In no rush from our dinner stop at Lincoln Park, we did miss King Charles, and when they came out on stage later, I wished we did get a chance to witness, let alone hear, their set...(see photo below). Cadillac Sky definitely warmed the audience up for a great night of folk music.

Good thing I was armed with my concert boots, for there was no way we were going to get close to the stage, and as usual, we attract the tallest people in the venue, so lots of searching for the best view, usually shifting back and forth to see the stage through people's heads.

Cadillac Sky with Marcus Mumford on drums

tidbit of "Sigh No More" opener

1. Sigh No More
2. Roll Away Your Stone
3. Winter Winds
4. White Blank Page
5. Below My Feet
6. Timshel
7. Gave You All
8. Little Lion Man

the behemoth is the large guy jumping up and down with dark brown curly hair around the :20s mark

9. Lover of the Light
10. Thistle & Weeds
11. Broken Crown
12. Awake My Soul
13. Feel the Tide
14. Dust Bowl

Mumford & Sons joined by Cadillac Sky

Mumford & Sons joined by Cadillac Sky AND King Charles

15. Sister
16. Colab (s) with KC and CS
17. The Cave

I've never really been great with reviews, so here are links for more thoughts, photos and videos:

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween!

"What defines a nerd? Committing to an awesome Halloween costume
with your best friend? Is that what nerds do?" - Abed,

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's that time of year again!

Distracted by moving and settling in, we really gave no thought to what our Halloween costumes would be this year...but I refused to go this Halloween without one. Knowing that the day would soon be upon us, I did some brainstorming and came up with these ideas:

Hit Girl / Kick-Ass
Community mascots

But with less than a week before Halloween, there was no time to make these costumes work (and we both aren't in the best of shapes for those body-hugging ones - damn, those Tron costumes would have been pretty awesome...)

Tuesday night (10/26) rolls around, and as I'm searching movies we've seen this year, I stumble upon Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Seeing as how colorful the characters were in the movie, I thought, yes! we could pull this after lots of online searching and express shipping, we turn into

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers

(it wasn't until after committing to the costume that I found out that there were a zillion Ramona Flowers at the NY Comic Con not too long ago...oh well)

Brian would have been spot on with his clothes if it weren't for my quick buying skills (or lack thereof) on Amazon, not realizing until it was too late that the green Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt automatically got shipped to our old address in West Hartford - DOH!!!! With his Death Cab for Cutie tee as a backup, Brian and I fruitlessly strolled around St. Marks on Friday (10/29) to hopefully find something close. I was saddened to see that one of the larger vintage stores I went to just a mere 9-10 years earlier was no longer there, replaced by "retail space available" and/or a new restaurant (hard to tell exactly where it used to be with all the new changes). I myself forewent with the green gloves (even though I saw them at St. Mark's) and opted for the blue ones I bought just minutes before.

to be continued...