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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Guess what!

Note: I originally wrote this as a livejournal entry in late February, and I also posted it on Last.FM in March.

I have a new one to add to my favorites... a local band, that is. Venice is Sinking! I actually found out about them through a friend's Facebook status two weeks ago, and when I checked out their MySpace, I fell in love with the sweet melodies and soft lyrics that they used. Today, I left a school-sponsored activity that I helped set up to go check out their show and get their latest CD, AZAR. Although they were mostly just playing covers by the time my friend and I got there, I loved the show! They played all different kinds of instruments from flutes, violas, and trumpets to guitar-like contraptions and weird maraca-like objects. It was quite a sight to behold!

Also, each of the band members was incredibly multi-talented which was wonderfully impressive. The drummer's crazy commentary helped keep the show upbeat and fun as well. Oh, and boy am I glad we wore our glowsticks and danced while holding them. The female singer Karolyn Troupe was visibly amused by this, and she even thanked us for wearing them later.

The best part of the night, though, was just after the show when my friend asked them if they could autograph our CDs. A few minutes after she asked, we were escorted backstage by one of the band members so that all five of the members (and someone involved in the making of the CD) could sign our CDs. Karolyn actually talked to us for several minutes about our majors and such, and she was really sweet. She also helped us get the remaining band members' signatures. Daniel Lawson, the male singer, was clearly confused by our enthusiasm at getting the CDs signed, but eventually we were able to convince him to give us some sort of squiggle. It was amazing! I mean, BACKSTAGE! I've always wanted to see what that was like. Once again, the awesomeness of my life never ceases to amaze me and fill me with glee!

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