Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Live Music

I think it's John's fault.  He's the one who got me into live music.  He's really into music for the actual music-his favorite band being Punch Brothers.  He's taken me to a few concerts and I really get into how passionate the performers are.  I love passion-passion and hype and energy.   I, on the other hand, like music for music, lyrics, flow, and hype.    

The picture above is of myself waiting to meet some friends for the Mat Kearney concert that I went to in January.  More importantly, that's my concert hair.  I ran into a friend at the concert who saw the curls and asked, "what's this?"  I said, "my concert hair.  Wildhair-don'tcare" and I think that I did a little hair shake with it.  That's what hype does to me.

That wasn't the concert that really rocked my socks.  Mat Kearney was great, but The Avett Brothers really got things started for me on December 30.  Hype doesn't begin to describe how fun it was.  It was a very small venue, so it was a big treat to see them.  I can't really paint the picture accurately, but I can offer some YouTube videos that I found from the concert:

That was a great night, but I'm going to admit that I saved the best for last.  

Little Patty, Wildhairdon'tcare Keri, Mama'snightout Leila, and I went to the Mumford & Sons concert just five days ago.  Epic is the word to comes to mind.  Great music, super energy, and lyrics that cut to the core made that one fun night.  

"newly impassioned soul"
"your beauty trumps my doubt"
"it's not the long walk home that will change this heart,
but the welcome I receive with the restart"
"You are not alone in this, no, you are not alone in this.
as brothers we will stand and hold your hand. hold your hand"
"Love; it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be"
"Where you invest your love, you invest your life"
And every word from After the Storm

It was great.  They brought up Jerry Douglas, Dawes, and O.C.M.S. and did an unplugged song.  They got the whole crowd stomping the floor.  They brought it.  Wanna see?  Here are a couple videos I found from the concert and one stalker video I found:

This might come off as bragging-like, "Look at me, I'm in the know.  I go to live music.  Rah, rah, rah."  That's not how I'm saying it.  I'm saying it like this...

OH MY GOSH.  LIVE MUSIC IS SO AWESOME!  WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD ME THIS.  The last concert I went to where I knew the words was Amy Grant, 3rd grade.  Seeing the shows that I have, I think I'm going to make this a regular thing.  We might just have to make a budget line for concert tickets.  Not only is it just good ole fun, some of those lyrics really get to me-in a good way.  In a way that makes me appreciate this life more than I do.  Hype. Passion. Energy. Sign me up.


  1. concert hair and wildhair don't care made me laugh out loud! you are hysterical! love the curls ...

  2. All through high school and college, I went to pretty much every Vertical Horizon, JackoPierce and Eddie From Ohio show that was playing in the Winston-Salem/Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh area. This post reminds me of just how much fun live music was and is. We're not too old to be groupies, right?