Wreck Me, Resurrect Me
We took these yesterday, when the ground was still soft and wet from Saturday's rainstorms. I was still recovering from all the fun we had at the Wild Flag show at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
After so many years of seeing lots of amazing shows in the Bay Area, GAMH is hands-down the winner. It's over a hundred years old and lovingly restored despite its seat in the less than desirable Tenderloin, it always feels incredibly intimate but never awkwardly so (like at Cafe du Nord or Bottom of the Hill - both definitely great, but not in the same league as GAMH), its got food and well-made drinks and just feels comfortable. I walk in there and it somehow feels homey to me.
WILD FLAG! They were really, really perfect. I haven't danced like that in ages. Everyone was amazing, but Carrie especially so - there was a lovely amount of cheerful bantering with the audience, and she'd would bounce back and forth from being very deeply and seriously draped over her guitar to being unable to suppress infectious ear-to-ear grins that we all lapped up like drunk kittens. I wish I could have asked her where she got her blouse. It was really gorgeous on her.
There was plenty of slithery slithering of guitar parts and a line about hair-pulling in a new song which nearly killed me and trademark Carrie-kicks and the exceptional Racehorse went on for like 20 minutes and I. didn't. want. it. to. ever. stop. Ever. I think I'm mildly whip-lashed from working it out so hard during the show. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
The audience was, as expected, heavily queer. For instance, I bonded with another femme over our identical cowgirl bags and we ran into some friends whilst foraging for a bite or two. I managed to scare off the one rude (and very tall) hipster who tried to elbow his way in front of us right in the middle of the show. M bought one of the band's t-shirts - it's so awesome, wait until you see it! - and I had a major fangirl moment (aside from this entire post), but I refuse to bore you with the details. When the show ended, we took off for a midnight adventure by-the-sea under a sky full of stars, and slept like babies once we were home and tucked into bed.
Trusty, Rusty Corduroys: Gap Fringed Pony Tank: Lovebyrd Denim Shirt ,Fur Collar: Vintage Calf-Hair Wedge Boots: Adrienne Vittadini Necklace: Galibardy Earrings: Betsey Johnson
Hope everyone had wonderful weekends and remembered to Fall Back. Posting daily sure is kicking my ass, but surely somewhere in all this is an effective lesson on self-discipline, right?