Thursday, July 17, 2008
I know I've been slacking on the blog a bit as of late, but as you may have noticed, my wife has been definitely picking up the slack with her new blog. Take a look if you haven't already.
We did have a very good time at the Feist show last weekend, although it can be incredibly tough to enjoy the actual music when you go to see a show at Ravinia. The background noise usually overwhelms the sound of the band, especially when it's only one person performing acoustic, since in the logical minds of most average concert goers, when a band plays acoustic, you must speak louder to the person standing 5 feet away from you to make up for the drop in overall volume.
As much as I love Feist and her music, Ravinia isn't the right place for her yet, she still needs to play the smaller clubs for a few more years. She tried a few attempts to get the crowd on the lawn to sing along with her, but those tries fizzled out pretty quickly. Oh well. Bella was happy to see her anyways, she got to hear "1 2 3 4" and other favorites of hers.
If you can't wait til August to see it, you might want to check this out, Feist performing a special version of "1 2 3 4" on Sesame Street, also known as the merging of two of Bella's favorite things on earth.
Our big event for the weekend will be the Pitchfork Music Festival near the Loop downtown. Michele and Bella will be accompanying me on Saturday to see Vampire Weekend, !!!, No Age and many other bands I'm sure 99% of the people out there don't know. I'll be heading over solo on Sunday. At least we lucked out and it won't be 100 degrees and humid out there like it was 2 years ago. Plenty of photos and stories from the day to come.