Archive for November 1st, 2010


day 1: It’s that time of year again!

November 1, 2010

National Blog Post Month or NaBloPoMo for short! If you recall last year, I gave this crazy idea of blogging everyday for a month a shot and actually succeeded.  Considering my rather abismal job of blogging this fall, I figured this might be just the ticket to get me posting again.

Blurry, but awesome picture taken by Sara, another concert goer on Sunday night.

So for today’s post I figured I would recap the AWESOME concert Becca and I went to see last night.  We heard “Sigh No More” “White Blank Page” and in case you haven’t guessed it by now, the best band ever* Mumford & Sons.  They played at the Riviera Theatre here in Chicago and their tight harmonies, passionate intensity, skilled musicianship, literary lyrics and unique ability to get a whole audience dancing to what is essentially a folk band (guitar, keyboard, banjo and upright bass) created a rocking show.

mumford and sons-01183, originally uploaded by mlsullivan

Despite my keen interest in dancing along to their music, standing in a pulsing inebriated group of youngsters (“Get off my darn lawn!”) for 4 hours held little appeal.  Luckily Becca and I got their early enough to score excellent balcony seats, so I thoroughly enjoyed myself from the comfort of my toe-tapping seat.  Anyways on the off chance that Mumford & Sons happens through your neck of the woods anytime soon, I highly suggest you get yourself a ticket, I think they are only going to get more popular during the coming years.  Anyways I will finish off with another of their music videos, which I also think helps capture a bit of their attitude (and is one of my favorite of their songs).

*okay, okay slight exageration, but still pretty much amazing