Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I grew up in the time of N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears fan mania - and while the rest of my friends would swoon over the possibility of acquiring tickets to see Justin, JC, Lance, Joey, and that other one in person, I never had the desire to actually see any of them in concert. Sure, I love music, all kinds of music, and I've been to several concerts - but I have never actually paid for a single ticket. I was always invited to come along, take the ticket after someone dropped out of the group, or just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I've never felt the desire to use my money to go hear music that I could listen to on my iPod. Until now.

I have completely morphed into a terribly obnoxious fangirl.

My boss asked me back in February if I'd go with her to the Kaiser Chiefs concert that week and I reluctantly agreed. "Would you like to go to a non-scary concert with me?" she asked. (She had to specify because she goes to some wacky concerts- I had to know I wouldn't leave missing a kneecap or something).  The concert was at Terminal 5 in the city (I'll admit, I really thought this venue was at JFK airport for a long, long time.) and they were actually very good!

Opening for the Kaiser Chiefs was a band called Walk the Moon.  I have been hopelessly obsessed since then. They've only had an EP available since February and I have listened to those three songs over and over and over again. I have scoured the internet looking for concerts that I could easily get to (let's just say I was narrowing it down to the east coast), following them on twitter and keeping up with their website to determine when they'd be around. Their Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel performance stayed in my DVR for weeks (until I moved, really).

So when I saw that they would be at a small venue in downtown New York in June, I set my calendar for the ticket sale. I was ready to drop my hard earned money on concert tickets, something I had never done before. I'd get those tickets, take Craig to see them, and I wouldn't be annoying him about it anymore because I knew he would love them just as much as I do... and then they sold out. They sold out in 10 minutes!

I was heartbroken. I'd been following this small band for weeks, annoying everyone around me with the same songs played over and over again, thinking that everyone else out there just didn't know who they were (yet.) and then I find out that they're a sell-out-in-10-minutes type of band! It just wasn't fair.

This band has captivated me. They have taken everything I thought I knew about going to concerts and have turned it upside down, giving me that deep down craving to see them in person again.

So when Craig surprised me with two tickets to the sold out show, I couldn't believe it!

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was download their brand new album (released today), set the iPod to repeat, and put the tickets in my bag because I'm going to see WALK THE MOON tonight!!!

If you want some new music, check out Walk the Moon's new album. You won't be disappointed, I promise :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

War of the Worlds

Penny is getting to know the new neighbors -