Someone is gonna steal your carbon.

It is Tuesday.  3 days after the fact.  And I am still pumped.  What is it exactly that happened Saturday that has got me so excited?  Well I’ll tell you my friends.

Modest Mouse.

Now, I’ve been listening to them off and on since high school and only got really into them in the past year or so.  I was finally able to see them in concert and let me tell you, they did not disappoint.  They were probably one of the most interactive bands I have seen live.  They didn’t use a set sheet, for example.  They just kinda did whatever and played requests that were yelled at them.  Some of these were nice, polite “please play Carbon!” requests.  Most were of the “Play Float On Assholes!” variety.  And between smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, they would harass the crowd back.  

Let me tell you, the love in that place was palpable.

I think the other reason that it was so good was because of the group of people who were there to see the show.  I was a bit worried about what kind of crowd they would attract, but after going to this show I feel very confident in saying that Modest Mouse fans are very cool people.  There were no assholes in the pit; everyone was just there to listen to some good music and have a good time.  Everyone was just happy.

Definitely glad that I went, especially since I considered just blowing it off several times.  First was when I woke up Saturday morning after staying up till 4:30 a.m. and drinking the whole night.  

The second time was when 8:00 p.m. rolled around and not only was I still hungover, but I realized I had not eaten all day.  Awesome.

My fight with a GPS navigation system almost turned out to be the last straw. TomTom decided he would be a punk and give me directions through the fucking ghetto of West Philadelphia to get to the Electric Factory.  After I saw three cop cars behind one pulled-over Escalade with their hands on the butts of their guns, I was like, “TomTom.  You dick.”

But, alas, I stuck it out.  It was a good move.  I recommend it.

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~ by sisypheanfeat on 17 March, 2009.

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