I am slowly but surely infiltrating the Salt Lake/Provo indie music scene. I think I like indie music because it is raw compared to the overly computerized, edited, and perfected Britney Spearses that dominate the radio now. That doesn't mean I don't like that stuff, either. I still very much like pop music.
Anyway, I redeemed some points from my Visa and got some tickets to the Vampire Weekend show last Monday in SLC. It was a great show, and confirmed to Marianne and me that we do have a certain appreciation for the unique--more me than her, I think.
Vampire Weekend was actually pretty normal, but the band that opened for them was anything but what we expected.
Marianne and me at the show
The opening band, Yacht
Notice the girl's (Claire Evans') Nintendo shirt.
Yacht may have been different, but they were a lot of fun to listen to, and even more fun to watch. They can be filed with the great entertainers.
After their set, we took some pictures.
I told them they had to give a thumbs up!
And they did, for three consecutive pictures...
Vampire Weekend was next. They're like a mix between Bob Marley, the Boston Pops, and some distant African tribes. A strange, but successful mix. They put on a good show. Thanks, Visa!
It was pretty hot and sweaty in there, as my forehead in this picture can attest. It was a relief to get out into the cold March/April air.
Will it ever get warm? I just realized that today, April General Conference starts. It has been icy-cold since October General Conference. That makes at least six months of COLD weather.