Thursday, November 10, 2005

More Sallying

Well, a little late as my bro-in-law so tactfully pointed out :P but here is the continuing adventures of, well, me presented unabridges in HD and Dolby Digital where available for your viewing pleasure.

I got back to base around four'o'the afternoon, just in time to warm up and go to dinner. They served hot-dogs encased in a substance that was almost, but not entirely, completely unlike bread. Tasty anyway. I'm sittin' there, partaking of this palatal delight, when I hear a girl at the end of the table mention that some of her friends left to go to the Bright Eyes concert but she didn't go because they were kind of going together. At this, I lost all interest in my processed meat tube and immediately interrupted the conversation which hitherto I had been happy just to eavesdrop on. "Bright Eyes concert?!?!??!" I says "Where When How And Why Am I Not There?!" She kindly indulged my outburst and told me the few facts she knew. It's in Missoulla which is two hours away at the University of Montana. That's all she knew. After a brief interaction, we decided that I should go find out the details and return posthaste. I ran to the nearest computadora and searched frantically for concert info. Apparently Bright Eyes does not like people to know about their concerts, as the only spot I found any reference was on MTV.com I got the details and rushed back to the eatery. Breathlessly I spilled the info that I had found. She sat for a moment looking ponderous, then said, "Let's go." We rushed out once again and went to collect our necessaries, and within five minutes we were in her car on the way to Missoulla. Neither of us had a clue where we were going except that it was South of us. So we called up her friend to get directions on the way. A mostly unevenful car ride ensued, ending with us arriving at U of M just in time for the start of the show. We parked in the first spot we found amd went searching for the right building. We found the theater pretty quickly and went inside, but all was quiet... curious. A friendly man asked us where we were trying to go and then told us that in was in a building a block or two up. So we ran to said building and went inside, but it was all a bunch of classrooms. We ran back outside and found some people, which was a pleasant surprise, and asked them where the concert might be. Their response was to point around the corner of the same building we were in. Lo and behold, thar the concert be. Excitedly we ran inside to purchase tickets, which thankfully were not quite sold out. Then we discover Bright Eyes won't be on for two hours. We spent a little time wandering about and then headed into the theatre to watch one of the opening bands. They were from Scotland, and they were called Sons And Daughters. Halfway interesting, but nothing to blog home about. Finally the stage crew changed the instruments and the lights went down. A woman came out on stage and started plucking at a harp. Beautiful music. But then she started plucking Sunrise, Sunset. And the crowd went wild. And Mr. O'Berst took the stage. And the crowd went wilder. It was a great show. The band is incredible. The only person who didn't play more than one instrument was Conor himself. It was all thoroughly impressive and enjoyable. A great unexpected wrap-up to an unexpectedly eventful Saturday.

4 Comments:

At 11/12/2005 9:30 AM, Blogger r.fuel said...

Thanks for finishing.

 
At 11/14/2005 1:21 PM, Blogger aimee said...

it took so long that i forgot to check back for the end until today

 
At 11/19/2005 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a moment, I thought you were going to say that you went from building to building searching for the concert and never found the right building.
glad you found it.

 
At 11/30/2005 10:19 PM, Anonymous elise said...

you lucky sob. yeah thats right you SOB

 

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