so yesterday shruthi and i went to the 91x holiday bonus concert and it was awesome.
we were both exhausted and hungry after a pretty overall awful week, and i had a bag of chex mix on the bus that was the only thing i’d eaten all day minus six oreos, so we were not exactly in the best state. but as soon as we made it to the venue we were pretty much exploding of excitement and all the hunger and tiredness just evaporated.
the royal concept was first and they were so fun to watch! they only have like six songs so they played all of those and a daft punk cover, and it was really great. they have funny swedish accents and they jump around like hipster band boys and it was just really cool. i liked them better in person than when i had listened beforehand on spotify, probably in part because the in-person experience was so fun.
shruthi and i nearly died when chvrches came on because lauren mayberry is so cute and they’re all so cute and scottish and she was so cool. she is small and has a tiny high voice so you expect her songs to be cute but then she sings songs like gun and we sink and then you know you really shouldn’t mess with her. chvrches is pretty electronic so besides the her singing the lead vocals all the tracks were prerecorded so there wasn’t a lot of live stuff besides her singing, but it was so great with the lights and the smoke and the people and the energy. a lot of the audience came for chvrches and fitz like us so we were really excited.
apparently the airborne toxic event is a really big deal too but shruthi and i were really just waiting for them to be over so fitz would come on. i’m not a huge fan of their music, but again i liked it better during the concert. the audience members who didn’t come for chvrches came for the airborne toxic event, so there were some people who were really really excited. the lead singer came down next to the audience during one of the songs and everyone pushed forward so they could touch him, and while i got squished and shruthi got kicked we were pretty pleased because it got us super close to the front.
then fitz and the tantrums came on and we both about exploded with excitement from the anticipation of the previous four hours. they were all older than i was expecting, which was interesting, and they were all fabulous performers. shruthi and i were both fangirling so hard over noelle scaggs (the female lead singer) because she was beautiful and such a good singer and she was dancing and was such a great performer and i took so many pictures of her and ugh she is the coolest. and then during one of the songs fitz made eye contact with me and my life was complete. they sang songs from both their most recent albums and then they covered sweet dreams by eurythmics and it was amazing and shruthi and i decided we could die happy. like the level of excitement that we were feeling was so high because there was literally one person in front of me and then there was the stage, we were that close. at one point fitz took a drink from a water bottle and then splashed some water forward into the crowd, and i got hit in the face. it was the coolest thing ever to be so close.
basically it was a really great concert and although i got water splashed in my face and had to stand in a puddle of beer for an hour it was really really really fun and i’m really glad shruthi came with me and we didn’t pass it up just because no one else wanted to go with us, because it was 100% worth it. it was a really great way to finish off the week and i’m gonna be riding off that adrenaline through finals week.
so fun. i can’t even explain. so great.#fitz and the tantrums #chvrches #the royal concept #the airborne toxic event
broadway tickets should be free if you can sing all the songs from the show and also answer any question about it with ease
(via mirrortundra)#i would get so many free tickets #if only
making a schedule of the things I have to do to study each day is the only way i don’t have a huge mental breakdown finals week—if i know what i have to complete, i know when i’ve finished for the day and that i’m on track and am not going to be swamped at the end.
i’m not super stressed right now, and it’s not because i’m ready for my finals (heck no i am so not ready), it’s because i know what i have to do in order to be ready.
i will survive finals week.#now i actually have to do the stuff on the schedule #ick
I’m not going to pretend that I listen to the Beatles (but I do listen to real old-school music as in all the way back to Bach) but LOL so funny
sassy beatles = my favorite
"A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipe for an indifferent penguin, 1904."
(via musingsofthebigboo)#something about this compels me
A healthy diet really does cost more
Researchers highlight a system of food policies that encouraged producing inexpensive, processed foods over healthier options as a reason for the costs.
as esja is looking to do a project about food justice next quarter! pretty excited.
i have this weird obsession with seeing a moose in person that will never be satisfied until i see a wild moose in person
the royal concept - on our way
last night they did a really cool a capella/electronic intro to this song and i was so excited i couldn’t even handle it#more to come about the concert i went to later