Ahah, no energy today. We were back not-too-late (by my standards at least, sorry Chris), but I always forget how tiring it is to stand up for so long; doors opened 6:30 and Feeling stopped doing encores around 10:45. I was tempted to just sleep today… but my school shoes, schoolbag and violin were all at school. :( gutted.
Fray were good omg. <3333 But a bit at odds with Feelingmusic – or rather, fans of Feelingmusic. Who were young and screamy. Yes, I’m a bit contemptuous of Feelingmusic (which is probably unfair, as it’s like the people who dislike Einaudimusic because it’s not intricate and complex, and that’s totally missing the point). But Fray came and sang their deep-and-beautiful Fraymusic (and it was, very), and then Feeling came and performed theirs, and I don’t think anyone who had gone to see the jump-flail comedy of the awesome Dan Gillespie would remember Fray at the end of it. But, point: they were both differently awesome.
It was so good to hear Fray live, and we were only about four rows from the front so we had a good view. So far as I could recall, setlist went: dead wrong, she is, all at once, how to save a life, a new unnamed thing, heaven forbid, little house, look after you and cable car. It felt rather amazing to finally hear some of those in mp3 format.
Oh, and I got a Fray tshirt. Cause I’m cool.
And I enjoyed the Feeling far more than I expected. Dan Gillespie is highly entertaining as a frontman, and he chased the bassist around the stage and high-kicked cymbals on the drumkit and grabbed a pair of hand-cymbals, which he crashed a few times while jumping around like a maniac and then kicked one-at-a-time offstage in comedic fashion. He also stood on top of lots of things and leapt wildly off them to end songs. And ahahah, at the end of the final song he stood on top of a thing but instead of leaping off it, just sortof fell sideways and collapsed bonelessly on the floor and it ended like that.
Had a slight panic when I realised at 10:30 that I didn’t have a housekey, but Chris texted his parents and they got Mum to leave me one out. And Chris didn’t dare mock me about this because HE FORGOT THE TICKETS, even though I had written it on his hand in big letters the night before. moron. But I’m normally the one to do that, so that was my one triumph of the day… apart from telling him at lunch that “you wouldn’t be you if you were interesting”. which out of context sounds very cruel indeed.
And yes, so Monday’s Noodle Bar lunch was lovely too. Sharl is going home next week. :((( Which is quite sad, but at least she got to sortof meet EdnChrisnNhoj before leaving. And Noodle Bar is always tasty tasty
algae so it was very nice. Lou and I are going alone next Monday so we get more prawn crackers. ^^
&other? I’m so having an early night tonight.