One of the advantages of being an indie rock/pop fan is the fact that such bands often play in small venues. One of our favorite bands, The National, will be at a local college tonight. The tickets were a mere $15.00 so despite that fact that I must be at work bright and early tomorrow, Dr. Burg and I are heading across town for what promises to be a great concert. It is the same venue in which we saw The Decemberists just a little over a year ago. Feist was there this past Fall, but I missed her (a fact, I still regret).
This college venue is small. Dr. Burg will likely stand near the stage. I, due to my small stature, will probably sit in the bleachers but will have a fantastic view and will certainly be able to hear (as if that were ever a concern at a concert).
I'm currently baking Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cinnamon cookies to take to the neighbor's party. Once we've partied and eaten our fill, we'll head out to our concert feeling all giddy like kids. Of course, we'll be older than most of those in attendance but I keep hoping I get a few cool points for even knowing The National. Then again, maybe we are just old people that like young people music. Nope, I'm not willing to go there. I'm sticking with hip!
For your enjoyment, here's a video and a link to their myspace site with tons of great music. Enjoy!