this weekend was spent enjoying friends, and great music.
i went and saw the killers with stine on thursday. aaron always comes through on the sickest shows. honestly, i could have been sitting in my room listening to the killers music coming through on the best speakers money can buy, and it wouldn't have compared to seeing it live. they sold out the emu convocation center. what a great feeling that must be, to have such a large number people singing along and dancing to songs that you wrote.
just surrender was in town on friday. it's always such a great time to see them, much too few and far between though. that's the trouble with far away friends. i (of course) drank too much, passed out in jay's bunk, only to be awoken by stacy, ryan, jesse, jay, steve, and a couple of guitars to nurse me back to health. we all know i love a good sing along.
saturday i got out of work at exactly nine and rushed over to westland so that i could make it in time to see some of joe wilson's (feeling left out) two hour set at the token lounge. i'm going to say that it's been possibly about four years since i've seen him perform. if you ever get the chance, go. he writes the most beautiful songs. i went by myself but, it was comforting almost to stand in the small room watching him play and singing along.
frightened rabbit (GO LISTEN) played at the blind pig on sunday. i almost find myself at a loss for words to describe how perfect it was. they're from either scotland or ireland (i forget) and when i first started listening to them i made peace with the fact that there was a good chance i'd never see them play. low and behold they came to ann arbor! they played almost every song off of their cd and it was better than i imagined it would be. i swayed my hips, sang every word, stomped my feet, and truly felt it. i often find myself at a wide variety of shows but, while watching frightened rabbit i really experienced it and fully enjoyed myself. i consider myself lucky that i was able to see them live.