That weekend went too fast, don't you think?
Jus & I spent Saturday night at an Avett Brother's concert.
Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures
I'll admit that I am a bit of a bandwagon fan, I have only gotten into the Avett Brothers following the release of I and Love and You. So I was a little surprised at the volume of people who knew all of the words to all of the older songs as well as the new ones. (Naive, I know) The show was wonderful and I look forward to exploring their older music.
By now I'm sure you've noticed that Jus & I have a propensity for going to concerts. We liked going to shows in our younger years but in the four years we've been together we've made a habit of it. We've decided that rather than go on one big trip a year we'd rather go to a concert every three months. (Well, we'd rather do both, but our bank account doesn't agree.)
The perk of liking to go to shows but living in a small town is that every time you go to a show you get a mini vacation, the downside is that you miss all the wonderful smaller shows. Still, in the four years we've been together we've seen over 40 shows (we even named the tables at our wedding after concerts we've seen together).
I know many people that don't put a priority on seeing live music but I'm not one. Seeing live music is equatable to reading a book instead of seeing the movie. To understand the band, to feel the music you need to be in the same space. You need to feel the bass move through you, loose your voice from screaming, and feel the chills when the artist stops singing but the crowd continues.
Jus & me at Bob Dylan
(Please excuse the drunk eyes, it was a long weekend)
I know I'm biased, but when it boils down to it, I'm a live music type of gal. Whether it's one guy plucking away at a guitar or a full stadium singing along with the band I have a smile on my face & chills running down my spine. To be able to experience music being made is one of the most enjoyable experiences a group of human beings can have together.
So there's my soliloquy on live music, do me (& yourself) a favor and go to a show sometime this year, I promise it'll be worth it. And if you need some company Jus & I can come, but be ready, cause I tend to dance all night long.