Those People Were Overjoyed

I had kind of an interesting weekend again.

It started off Saturday when we went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens to see the Niki sculpture exibit. It's not my kind of art, but it was interesting to see it at least. It doesn't hurt to learn new things occasionally.

Then we went to a fairly new casino here, Lumiere Place, which neither of us had been to before. For my birthday next month (November 13th, feel free to send presents) we're going to a restaurant there so I wanted a trial run, because last year on my birthday we couldn't find the restaurant we wanted so we drove around for an hour getting really lost. Anyway, I wanted to make sure we could find it, so we went to a place there called Burger Bar and I had my first taste of Kobe beef. It tasted like all other beef I've had.

After that we went to equal rights festival at a local college, which was mostly hippies sitting around singing songs. We then went to the grocery store and bought stuff for a cook out, since it was probably the last weekend we'd have temperatures in the 80s. My boyfriends brother grilled while my boyfriend set up his projector outside again. So we ate yummy food while watching Old School and playing Mario Party under the stars.

The next day, I had to work, but that evening I went out to a couple of bars with my coworkers. I don't get out a lot without my boyfriend, so it was nice to do something different. Especially at the second bar, where there was only a small group of us.

Monday I worked again, but monday night something wonderful happened. I went to my first Death Cab for Cutie concert. They've been one of my favorite bands (and my boyfriend's absolute favorite) for years and years, but we've never been able to go to a concert (mostly because they don't come here often) It was by far one of the best concerts I've ever been to. It was so exciting. I've never seen so many skinny jeans, plaid shirts, and converse in one place before. For those of you who care, this is a part of what they played:

The New Year
Bixby Canyon Bridge
Grapevine Fires
Soul Meets Body
I Will Follow You Into the dark
I Will Possess Your Heart
Marching Bands of Manhattan
Crooked Teeth
Long Division
No Sunlight
The Sound of Settling
Title and Registration
Tiny Vessels

All my favorite songs. They played more, but I can't remember the whole set list. I would have liked to hear A Lack of Color, but I'll live. I was surprised they played Transatlanticism, bands usually don't play their super long songs live, but it's by far my favorite of theirs. It made me cry. My boyfriend would have liked to hear What Sarah Said, but he'll live also. When they played I Will Follow You Into The Dark it was sort of surreal, they turned all the lights off except a single spotlight on Ben and the whole crowd sang along.

Oh yeah, and Fleet Foxes opened for them. If you're not familiar, they're almost like a choir that sings indie rock. They have amazing harmonies, which were even better live.

Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie


Avitable said...

I do like Death Cab for Cutie, but I hadn't heard that one song. They're quite good.

Poppy said...

Looove DCfC.

On January 4, 2008 I was very sad and added a quote from The New Year to my rotating tagline: so this is the new year / and i don't feel any different.

That was the last day of 2008 I didn't feel any different. The very next day I received an email from Dawg that in retrospect changed my new year. :)

Amanda said...

Avitable- They really, really are

Poppy- Aw, that's so sweet

Sarcastica said...

Every single song I've heard by Death Cabe for Cutie, I've loved. I haven't once been disappointed in their music. I'm so envious you saw them live!

As soon as my Visa is paid off, I'm going to buy all those songs I didn't recognize, lol!