Sunday, May 5, 2013
______Last night, I went to the Schaeffer Crawfish Boil in downtown Birmingham. It's basically this huge gathering of people in front of an outdoor concert stage complete with boxes upon boxes of crawfish (and some other food, and all those cheesy light up bunny ears and lightsabers and stuff that you kind of want but don't want to admit you want).
______My friend and his dad invited me to come along with them it since they had an extra ticket, and although usually crowd things freak me out a little, I'm so very glad I went! It was an extraordinary event, and I even ventured out to taste test crawfish for the very first time. If you've never had them before, I suppose the best way to describe them is similar to something with the texture of a very squishy jellyfish and the taste of chicken--odd, but surprisingly scrumptious! The beady little black eyes stared into my soul a few times, but I did my best to look away and remind myself that they are mere relatives to cockroaches... Unfortunately, they are very cute relatives.
______There was a lineup of bands that were to play, some that I didn't know, but two that I did: Train and Flo Rida. At first I was all, "Flo Rida? Well, all right," but then as he began to sing all of his songs, I realized that a) I recognized each one of them and b) I could sing along word for word. They were extremely catchy and the people amongst us were extremely bouncy, and it was just a lovely, bouncy time, one full of synchronized light flashes and flailing hands.
______And then when Train came on stage it was a bit awe-inspiring since I adore Train (and now I adore Train even more). Seeing a person perform their songs in real life makes things so much more real, mainly because you can physically see the heart and soul that a person pours in their music. It's more than impressive. The lights suited all the songs so well and now it's no wonder to me why people get so caught up over going to concerts... They're just so inspiring and visually pleasing--literally moving, breathing works of art!
______So yeah! I hadn't ever been to any concerts before last night, and so being able to go see more than one band was quite rad, especially ones that are so well-known. It was a most excellent way to ease my mind into the summer mindset (and hopefully the artfully productive mindset as well!).
Dress: Charlotte Russe
Striped top: JCPenny or something like that
Belt: via Lotus Boutique
Heels: Chelsea Crew
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Hair: courtesy of mom!