My wbff Erin and I decided to have some fun on our first day off and do one of those things we always wish we could do if we didn't have a pesky job during the day. We drove out to LA to see our favorite band Cold War Kids play a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.
The whole process of seeing a show at Ameoba was so well organized and painless (SO unlike the secret Incubus show I went to at the Echoplex. Have I ever shared that tale of woe? I will tell you that it involves me, Mild Mannered, People Pleasing Jess getting in an actual bar fight where a girl PULLED OUT MY WEAVE. Yes, this was real life.) that we just filed right in, chatted happily amidst the rows of CDs, and then the band was playing.
What Erin and I love about Cold War Kids is that every show we've been to has been so different. They frequently change up their set lists, they don't always play their more popular songs, and they are always, always unbelievably awesome live. Lead singer Nathan Willett's voice just blows me away every time...I would love him even if he wasn't a former teacher. But that makes me love him even more. Especially when he pulls out his classroom management skills on unruly concert-goers like he did when Erin and I saw them a few months ago.
After they were done playing (to a crowd of very respectful fans...seriously, I was so impressed by this whole experience), we hopped in line to say hi to the band and get our insert poster signed. I haven't bought an actual CD in a long time, but I'm glad to have this one because it has a lot of cool artwork included.
Then the best part about this whole experience? I was back home and on my couch by 8pm like the old lady I am. It was awesome.