Saturday, May 17, 2008

Birthday Celebration #1

Back by popular demand... I will post again. Sorry to those (2) of you who have complained. Who knew I had such a dedicated readership. Now that The Office is over and my Thursday nights are free, maybe I can dedicate Thursday nights to updating my blog. I'll try to get caught up soon.
























For my birthday (which isn't really until the 20th) me, Becca Shim and Jen Nuckols went to the Bishop Allen concert at the Williamsburg Music Hall and ate Thai food at Sea. Great food and an amazing show. I was so happy.

The opening band, The Silent Years, was really fun. Even at the end, when they invited people on stage (which almost never turns out cool) it was amazing. They had orange shakers for everyone and they were singing into their microphone made out of an old telephone receiver. There was at least one girl who was a plant because at the end of the song she took over playing the violin while the girl in the band was playing the keyboard. She looked pretty legit. I loved watching the girl play the keyboard. If you've ever seen Cole Nielson play a drum, that is exactly how she played the keyboard. She must have only been playing one note at a time or like all five in a row with her face really close to or behind the keyboard. It was great.

I didn't really care about the second band, The War on Drugs, except for their drummer. The front guys were a little grungy, the guitar player played facing his back to us the entire time, I don't even remember the base player, but the drummer was wearing a full suit and looked so happy and excited the whole time. I don't think he knew which band he was in. We found out later he was wearing a purple velvet jacket. Yeah. Loved that guy.

Bishop Allen made me really happy. We were in a great venue really close to the front and they played fun great music. They had a fun stage presence, but it wasn't too refined. The lead singer had some trouble dancing and playing the guitar at the same time. Not that he didn't do it, but it was kind of stiff and awesome. Just one limb going at a time. It was really fun. That is all I have to say. Now I am going to go make coconut pancakes.

4 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

If I had checked your blog today and STILL nothing new, I was going to complain. :)

drew said...

Its good to know things are getting back to normal, Click Click Click...

The Payne family said...

So glad you had fun during birthday celebration 1. Sure glad I sent you that text on the 16th wishing you a happy birthday. Yep, was pretty off on that one. Keep us posted on other birthday fun.

Small town country girl said...

Happy Birthday Ashley do to lack of planning on my part (didn't get your mom called to get an address) you don't get a card but Happy Birthday anyway