Ugh! I've been so bad about posting things about the trip. I am just so much better motivated to write about things that happen day to day. Not sure why?
Anyways, Paul and I went to an a.w.e.s.o.m.e concert last night: Fleet Foxes at Mountain Park! It was a gorgeous night, possibly the last unseasonably warm one we'll get- so it was great to get to be outside. Listening to chill music under the stars is about as good as it gets.
The venue was really cool. It was kind of like the iron horse company took a little bite out of a larger outdoor music festival, and planted it in the woods in Holyoke.
Seeing the band live gave me such a better appreciation of how technically impressive their music is. In the expansive open air of mountain park, the acoustic qualities of their music really resonated. It was like the fun of dancing to bluegrass music all shaken up with a choir singing canticle. Really really awesome!
The cat-calls that people were doing during the show were funny too. People shouting "I really enjoy your music!" "You are very talented!" "Honestly, your skill level is really above average!"- It was more like getting report card notes than cheering...but it was funny and cool and somehow seemed to fit the whole mood of the night.
Having gotten to hear a lot of their music live now, I would say that this is my favorite song to hear in person.
The harmonic "ooo" parts just took on a whole new brightness and power in person. If you ever get a chance to see these guys play - do it! It is an experience.