Monday, April 05, 2010

Gratitude in solitude.


One of the best parts about moving to a new city where you know absolutely no one—aside from some crusty old married guys—has to do with that whole ritual that accompanies buying concert tickets. Before, I'd buy two tickets and make the mad scramble to find someone to come with me in the weeks, days and hours leading up to a show. Now I buy just one because, why? Oh, yeah ... there are no other options. Less stressful, that's for sure. So, if you see me at the House of Blues or Hard Rock Cafe or The Social this month and I'm taking in some Black Keys, Band of Horses or White Rabbits, I'll more than likely be alone, but I will not be unhappy. I'll be one of those wide smilers.

4 comments:

Angie said...

I may be in Florida for a weekend in May. But just maybe.

Band of Horses? Jealous.

Team O'Connor said...

I went to see Citizen Cope alone (the only time I've ever done it) and I really loved it but don't know if I'd do it again...I'm not as strong as you.

belfountain said...

Alright, I'm prepared to admit that I'm feeling a little jealous that you're going to see the Black Keys, be it alone or otherwise, especially considering the fact that their only Canadian tour date is in Montreal (prohibitively far) at a big festival (prohibitively expensive)... So I hope you'll at least post about how amazing the show was so that I can experience it vicariously. Deal? :)

p.s. Exclaim.ca is streaming the new Sharon Jones record this week if you haven't heard it yet...

belfountain said...

my mistake! it's streaming from her website now too (avec le bonus track!)...