Last weekend I had the pleasure of getting to go to a concert with two of my favorite artists Ray Lamontagne and Brandi Carlile at Library Square in Salt Lake. I was really excited to go to this show and even though the tickets were a little pricey, I thought it would be worth it. I am glad I went, but I'm not going to lie, it was kind of a let down. It had nothing to do with the performance, which was everything I could have hoped for and more. They both played so well and I would see either of them live again. The annoying part was the audience. When Brandi Carlile came out some over zealous ladies stood up, thus making everyone else have to stand up to see. You would think since this was an outdoor lawn concert featuring two mellow folk singers, people would have sat down at one point. Oh, on the contrary, we stood the whole time, which is bizarre right? I could see if it were a rock concert, but this was pretty layed back music. Also it seemed like people were constantly walking around instead of just sitting and enjoying the music. Everyone around us was drinking and Haley (who very kindly came with me) and I were in constant fear of getting beer spilled on us every time they passed us from filling up their drinks. Well, this was kind of a rant, but I guess I just was a little frustrated because I was looking forward to this so much and it was a little disappointing, but at least the music was great. Here are some pictures and a video. The video doesn't have very good sound, but you can see what I mean when all the people kept moving around, and also how we could barely see around these tall men in front of us. Sigh, maybe next concert I go to will be a little more magical.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
So I have decided to rename my blog to something a little more positive. The name Almost But Not Really was my friend Abby's idea, and at the time I loved it because it described my life so perfectly. Even though it still probably describes my life, I think I need a new name. So what should it be? Ideas are encouraged and perhaps I will pick one that is suggested to me.