If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you'll know I'm not one to make apologies/excuses/what-have-you for blog slacking. As per usual, I found myself too busy doing all the things I love (and things I don't love, I'm looking at you statistics homework) to sit down and type out my thoughts. This past month or so has been a constant go-go-go: work to home to school to parties to brunch to bars to dinners to fries to endless hours watching Nurse Jackie.
But! I'm back now, so let's get into it.
Spring Break 2k15 was last week and to kick it off, one of my best friends, Carl and I made plans to see a very favorite band. I discovered Sylvan Esso during my last few weeks in Cork. Their gentle and upbeat but deep electro-beats were the perfect compliment to the spring sun and fresh air as I wandered into the city centre to grab last-minute cocktails and dinner. My obsession never really stopped, so when I found out they'd be making a stop in Omaha, I bought tickets instantly.
Amelia and Nick didn't disappoint. Their sound was just as fantastic live as it is recorded. The energy they exuded sent the audience into a trance. I danced until my feet hurt and my six Stoli-Citron-and-Sprites had warn into a warm fuzz in my head. Carl, who is essentially a concert-expert, insisted we get there extra-early to nab a good spot. Thank God for that Carl, because our front row digs made it super easy for Amelia to notice the selfie we were snapping with her. I've taken some cool selfies, but front row at a favorite band with one of the artists as they perform on stage? This might be the coolest of selfies.
Feeling very emotional at this point (see: six Stoli-Citrus-and-Sprites)
And we made friends! And then went home and ate a pizza and gushed about how much we love Amelia + Nick and then watched Broad City. Because that is just the kind of thing you do after the coolest night ever.
(shameless car selfie because I was feeling like a hottie, ok?????)
Thank you Sylvan Esso for such an amazing set. I can't wait to stalk y'all and find where you'll be next to drool and dance over your incredible beats again soon!