WELL. No one missed me, I imagine, while I was gone for a week. In education for my job from 8:30-7 daily (with a break for lunch). In Austin. (Austin was pretty awesome, the little of it that I got to see.)
Once we got out of class, and then managed to find something to eat, it was like 10pm, and we just went back to our hotel and CRASHED. While I am usually a night owl, doing participatory learning for that many hours in a day takes a lot out of you! I’d forgotten. So, the first thing to go was my online-ness. The 2nd thing to go was my work email, which apart from the first day when I HAD to log on because I had a deadline, I only spent maybe 10 minutes a day on. That really only allows me to cherry pick the most important looking ones. And is why I came back to a TON of email that I am only maybe 1/3 of the way through.
But! What I also missed when I was ignoring the internet was: New John Mayer! New Andrew Belle! And a Lumineers Deluxe edition! All of which I hope to listen to soon. And then get back to sharing awesome music.
AHAHAHA, I’ve found my JAM for this afternoon!
what’s my age again? for the children of the 1990s, looking for a dose of nostalgia.
wannabe by spice girls | my name is by eminem | what’s my age again? by blink-182 | baby one more time by britney spears | mmmbop by hanson | blue (da ba dee) by eiffel 65 | all star by smash mouth | one week by barenaked ladies | you outta know by alanis morissette | i want it that way by backstreet boys | gonna make you sweat by c+c music factory | genie in a bottle by christina aguilera | say my name by destiny’s child | jump around by house of pain | captain jack by captain jack | barbie girl by aqua | waiting for tonight by jennifer lopez | jump by kriss kross | tonight is the night by le click | bitch by meredith brooks | bailando by loona | black or white by michael jackson | macarena by los del rio | mambo no. 5 by lou bega | baby got back by sir mix-a-lot | this is how we do it by montell jordan | tearin’ up my heart by *nsync | livin’ la vida loca by ricky martin | are you gonna go my way by lenny kravitz | i only wanna be with you by hootie and the blowfish | smells like teen spirit by nirvana | californication by red hot chili peppers | losing my religion by r.e.m | don’t speak by no doubt | wonderwall by oasis | lovefool by the cardigans | zombie by the cranberries | creep by radiohead | iris by goo goo dolls | bittersweet symphony by the verve
Using last.fm to see what i’ve listened to this past year… I could have sworn there was an easier way to share these charts, but NOPE. Screenshots it is.
In general, I think these are fairly accurate, though I think I only manage to scrobble MAYBE 50% of what I listen to.
Y’ALL. fun. was A BLAST. More details about that later, but first: this awesome thing happened last night. I met a fellow tumblogger!
After the opener finished their set, I’m standing with my friends people-watching when I see this girl and I think to myself, “She looks SUPER FAMILIAR.” I lean over to my friends and tell them that I’m pretty sure recognize this person because I follow her blog. After some discussion (“Are you going to introduce yourself?” “What if it’s not actually her? And anyways, what am I supposed to say, ‘Hi, I recognize you from the Internet!’?? Awk.”) we kind of just let the subject drop. But a short while later, I offer to take a picture of the girl and her friend, and in the process of handing me her phone she shows me the back of it and explains, “It’s Kevin Bacon.” And i’m like “YUP YUP YUP. That’s DEFINITELY HER. Now I HAVE to say something.” So after I take their picture, in true Awkward Sarah fashion I say, “I have a random, awkward question for you,” and proceed to ask if she’s raleighwoodrockstar. Which she is. We have a moment of squee about each other’s blogs and meeting each other (it was kind of impossible to have any real sort of conversation since, even in between sets, they were blasting some other music), and it was clear that she was as awesome irl as I thought she would be from her blog. So HI LEAH! *waves* It was really nice to meet you!
Now. About fun. I don’t think I can adequately describe how much fantastic awesomeness was packed into this show. I had a feeling it was going to be pretty great when I heard it was sold out, but the actuality pretty much blew the top off my expectations. The there was this fierce electricity running through the crowd the entire night, and you could tell that Nate Ruess and the rest of the band were enjoying the HELL out of it just as much as we were. Definitely an infinite moment. Needless to say, if you ever have a chance to see fun. live I would absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend it. As many concerts as I’ve been to this year (gonna do a concert recap sometime next week), this might be the winner for 2012.
(P.S. If anyone has the setlist for the show, let me know!!)