Wednesday, June 15, 2016

3 Signs You're Too Old for This Shit

A few weeks ago I stepped out of my comfort zone. Typically, this is something I'm all for doing. My dilemma here was that it involved music. 


See, I love finding new music to listen to, but at the same time, I like what I like and I tend to stick with it. 80's Madonna and Whitney Houston anyone? What can I say? I'm a material girl and I just wanna dance with somebody.

There was a single performer that had me typing out my credit card info to purchase a 3-day bracelet. Gary Clark, Jr. If you've never heard of him, I urge you to give him a listen. Save Me, Bright Lights, Big City, and Church (below) are probably 3 of my top favorites. I was really looking forward to seeing him. 



There wasn't anyone I wanted to see the first day except Elle King, which was cool.


It worked out perfectly because I basically did recon work. I found my favorite bar stand, scoped out the eats, and figured out who was performing on which stages and at what time. I was ready for Gary.



De La Soul

Saturday was pretty awesome because I found 3 new bands I liked. Have any of you ever heard of/listened to Misterwives, Lord Huron, or HAIM? I'm seriously in love with HAIM right now. They're amazing live. It actually poured during their set. And I do mean poured. I should have taken an "after" photo because this girl looked a hot mess.

HAIM
Photo cred to Governors Ball
This is the downpour we stood in.

Photo cred to Governors Ball

And then sadness struck. 

Early Sunday morning they announced a delayed opening due to potential weather. 4 hours later, Sunday was canceled. There would be no Gary for me. I was disappointed but really, who wants to stand at a concert in pouring rain and strong winds? No thanks. They e-mailed some photos Monday of the destruction that took place and I'm really glad it was canceled.


Throughout the event, there were a few things I learned. 

1| If it's not in NJ there's a very high chance (read: 99%) that I will not be attending. I'm sorry. We all know NYC is amazeballs but trekking to Randall's Island for 2 days? No bueno. Let's just say I got in a LOT of steps in those 48 hours. So much so that FitBit awarded me with my India badge. 

2| Festivals are not for me. It's not that I'm too old for this shit but... I'm too old for this shit. Unless it's DMB, I don't want to do concert benders anymore. And certainly not all day with a bunch of 18 to 25-year-olds. Like, omg. totes no way bro!

3| I'm not sure when summer meant wearing next to nothing but the girls at this festival must live under bridges. Holy Jesus. My recurring thought was "Who let you out of the house looking like that?!"  So many ass cheeks!

And really, if those are the thoughts on my mind....



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1 comment :

  1. I recently got the bug for festivals. Coachella was amazing but I definitely feel like Im getting too old to be out there for hours!! But I just love live music!! Sorry to see that Governors Ball was rained out. All i wanted was to see my boy Miguel. Gary Clark Jr is pretty awesome though. I'm sad you didnt get to see him!

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