Now I remember what it feels like to fly

This past month I’ve been in concert heaven. First off, I finally got to see Miranda Lambert in concert. Goal check. And she played my favorite song. Goal check two. The Weight of These Wings has been such an amazing album for me to enjoy this past year, it was great to hear the songs live.

“Sometimes I wish I lived in an Airstream, homemade curtains, lived just like a gypsy”

I know people make a fuss about being on your phones at concerts, but I will enjoy my little clips from songs over and over again. I’m a reminiscer. I would never spend the entire concert on my phone recording, but I want to catch a few clips here and there for my memories. I also love when everyone turns the lights on their phones on for aesthetic effect, lol.

Speaking of lights on phones, that makes me think of the next concert I went to, The Breakers Tour, and seeing Midland for the first time.

They keep on talkin’ drawing conclusions. They call it a problem, I call it a solution”

I have to say, I’m a little obsessed with them now. I don’t know if I’ve heard their songs before or not, I couldn’t remember. I don’t really listen to country radio that much, because there are too many annoying songs out these days, lol. I really liked Midland though. They sounded so good live, which you really can’t tell from my clip. They have that country sound from the 80’s/90’s, and that’s what I grew up listening to. I carried a John Michael Montgomery cassette tape around in my pocket all year in seventh grade because I thought it was so cool. Too bad what was cool at my school in seventh grade was to hate country music.

The Breakers Tour was so perfect. Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town: I love all them. The reason I bought tickets to it though, was for Kacey Musgraves. I just love her songs so much, and I think Golden Hour is such a perfect record. I wish her set could have been longer.

“You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t, so you might as well just do whatever you want”

I’ve seen Little Big Town in concert before, but it was so good to see them again. They are just so enjoyable to listen to, and they have so many new songs out since the last time I saw them that I just love. Their backdrop screen on stage just added such an amplified experience the songs. Their Bandwagon Tour with Miranda lambert starts in July! Here is a clip of their cover of Rocket Man featured on the new Restoration album, which also features Kacey Musgraves covering the song Roy Rogers.

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time ’til touchdown brings me round again to find, I’m not the man they think I am at home. Oh no no no, I’m a rocket man. Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone”

Go see a concert and enjoy yourself!

Mosh pits: What are they good for?

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I have only been accidentally in a mosh pit once, because I wanted to be up front, as close as possible to see a band I really liked. I thought I was going to get an up close experience of my favorite songs being preformed. Instead, I spent the evening trying not to fall down in the depths of the pushing and shoving, to be trampled and die. Which brings me to my first question: Why are mosh pits up in the front?

Oh, you paid to have a concert as the background music to your death match? Cool, lets put you right up front, so anyone that actually wants to see and enjoy the concert can sit in the way back with their binoculars and hearing aids. Just want you to “have fun.” Hey, there’s a lawn area like 6 miles back that will allow you to push and shove as much as you want without bothering anyone, but skip that and move right up on stage if you want. You’re probably more interesting than any platinum albums being played.

I worked with a guy once that lived for joining the mosh pits at concerts. He was telling me all about it, while recovering from his two broken ribs. I asked him to please tell me why that is fun. All he said was, “Are you a metal fan?” I said no, and then he told me I would never understand. Sure, good answer. I’m mean, yeah, I lost my face, and now my feet point backwards, but what a good time! What else does he find fun? Hairs in your eyes? Getting murdered? I guess I could never understand.