There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label Band of Horses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Band of Horses. Show all posts

16 December 2016

Ugly Christmas sweater concert

It's time to return to the music.

Ever since I moved here to Arizona almost one year ago, I've been looking for an outside concert venue. Luckily, the Ugly Christmas sweater concert had a triple line up of some of my favorite bands, and it was at the Mesa Amphitheatre, a relatively small outside venue that is only minutes from where I live.

So on December the 12th, 2016, I sat on the grass in the cool and near perfect winter evening to listen to Band of Horses, Head & the Heart, and Kings of Leon.
The pink sunset faded as the full moon rose above the tree line. The Christmas lights from people's ugly sweaters illuminated the crowd as the bands played.
Hipster beanies donned with board shorts and flip flops kept me smiling and feeling the love. The Arizona lifestyle is becoming more and more contagious.
I mean, who doesn't love an outdoor concert in the middle of December, other than people in the Southern hemisphere?

Enjoy some of my favorites tracks from these artists and celebrate my newest music venue discovery.

25 February 2014

the steps that lead me to Band of Horses

Step One :
See a new album out on iTunes, download songs, fall in love.

Step Two :
Realize the album was just made days ago, search to see if band is still touring.

Step Three :
Find a show you can go to, get a ticket, book travel.
Step Four :
Wake up in Buffalo. Use GPS to navigate car through Finger Lakes country to college town of Ithaca.
Step Five :
Fall in love with Ithaca, find theater, locate place close by for drinks and food before show. Be blown away by awesome restaurant choices on the same street as theater, and none are crowded or over priced. Enjoy sushi and sapporo.
Step Six :
Go to show, fall in love with the theater.
Step Seven :
Fall in love with the simplicity of the stage set, the acoustics, and the amazing harmonies of a group called Band of Horses.
Step Eight :
Relish every second of this amazing night. Enjoy one of many highlights from the acoustic show, " The Funeral".