By the end of the concert, I'd gotten a So Cow shirt, a Thermals tee (the one I'm wearing now), two Thermals buttons, and a Thermals poster. My best friend who came along got a So Cow shirt, and my dad got the latest Thermals cd. For anyone who reads this and doesn't listen to the Thermals, listen to them. If you do listen to them, friend me, because I truely love you.
My weeks and days feel longer now than ever.
I find it strange.. people say time seems to go by faster the older you get, which absolutly appied to be not too long ago, but now, just one of my days seems like at least two to me.
Monday was quite the same as usual, though there was no school for me, which was great. But I still had work.
Tuesday, school, and a boring day. There was more to it, but I hardly remeber now.
Wednesday was the highlight of my week, so I'll leave that one for last. It will also kickstart my thoughts on concerts.
Thursday, was pretty strange.. I had a life drawing class from after school until about six o'clock. Once I got home, I tried to start my homework, but it was impossible to concentrate considering my exhaustion after the concert the night before. I fell asleep while working on my sketchbook assignment for art class (to draw five pieces of jewlery on a piece of cloth) on the couch. When my mom came home, I startled awake, but then chilled, realizing it was just her, and fell back asleep. A bit later, I startled awake again, forgetting that she had been home, and freaked again, but then chilled again. This happened about two more times, but then I continued to sleep after she left again. She went to go pick up my brother from the bus station in the city (he's visiting this weekend!); he texted me a bit later to tell me they were almost home. I recieved the text, then went back to sleep again on the couch.
When they actually got home, I startled awake a final time when my brother got in the door; then he proceded to throw is sweatshirt towards me (no harm intended, he's awsome), and I screamed. All I saw was some dude barging into my house, then a black shape flying at my head. Went to bed at 3am that night.
Then today, Friday. Same boring stuff. Then work. Two of my best friends hung out for a bit where I work- that was fun.
Anyway, back to Wednesday.
Opening bands were So Cow and Twin Shadow.
The venue was Irving Plaza.
It was truely amazing.
First of all, The Thermals are one of my favorite bands. Then, for the opening bands to be so great just made it ten times better. So Cow was awesome.
Irving Plaza is my favorite venue so far that I've been to, but what do I know? To be honest it's the only one I've been to besides Radio City Music Hall and Jones Beach stadium (if that last one even counts.) Everyone was packed together at Irving Plaza, all screaming the lyrics to the songs, jumping around, dancing, pure, sheer happiness and soul. Live music is incredible; it's one of the few ways you can actually see a person's true soul; that's the way you can tell whether a musician makes music for money or for the look, or if it's really about the music for them.
All those people gathered together, never having met before, but all united by the same thing: they all love the music, and do it for the music. You can really be yourself at a concert: break loose, jump around like crazy, scream shout and dance, and no one will judge you, because everyone else is doing the same. And so what if they judge you? Screw them. You're happy, you're free.
It's really just magic.
The only other concerts I've been to:
-The Winterpills with KaiserCartel at a chuch (that's another story..)
-MGMT with Francis and the Lights at Radio City Music Hall.
I always gain such higher appreciation for a band after seeing them live.