Cold, wet, and crowded. So crowded. I knew these guys had made it big, but I was really taken back by how many kids love them as much and if not more than I do. They easily filled up the entire field of grass, mainly with teenagers and parents of kids too young to go by themselves. I felt old, ready to leave by 9:30, but when they came back for the encore they gave a shout out to those of us that saw them play 8 years ago at Kilby Court, a venue that doesn't hold more than 60 people, I swelled with pride and rocked out the last fifteen minutes with them. Despite the age gap between myself and their fan base though, I won't stop going. This was my 6th concert with them, and not my last. I'll most likely be that mom who insists on going to rock shows with her son, even when he begs her not to.
I plan on putting some new stuff in the shop next Wednesday the 4th at 2pm Pacific Standard time. Little smocky dresses and skirts for the girls, a few new ties for the boys, and maybe something for the mama. Check back, I'm finally using some of the fabric I have been stashing.
And today we are off to California. A vacation mainly sparked by the opportunity to see REM, the National, and Modest Mouse in concert. REM is on my short list of bands I have to see before I die, and when I heard they were skipping SLC, I invited myself, Luke and Tom to California to see it with Wade and Kath, dear friends we haven't seen in a very long time. We are beyond excited. We haven't been on a vacation in over year, and California in over seven, so we are headed out in a few hours. Our first stop, Circus Circus, then Laguna Beach for a few days with our friends Brooke, John, Cash, and Ruby, oh how we've missed them since they left us last November. Knotts berry farm, H&M, Modernica, and the Purl warehouse are also on our list of stops this week. Oh man...I'm excited!