Every year for my birthday, I like to treat myself to something. (I know. Just for your birthday, Adina? Well, something extra special, that is.) This year, I decided to make it an experience rather than a material item since, God knows, I have enough things in my life. I chose to give myself the “present” of a day full of music with two of my good friends. Yep, I went to Sonic Boom. And it was amazeballs.
Obviously, I wore clothes doing it, but that’s not really important. It was cold and wet most of the day (the sun came out for approximately 2 minutes while I took the outfit photo, and then called it a day – sayonara, sun), so all that anybody saw were my khaki field jacket and ginormous scarf. But, boy, did we have a lot of fun! See, it started like this …
… and went up and up and up from there. Sonic Boom was held at Borden Park this year, and since it was my first time, I can’t compare it to previous years; however, I liked the venue a lot, and had the weather been nicer, it would have had a great festival-type atmosphere. As it was, we still managed to have a TON of fun … notwithstanding that we were the oldest people in the mosh pit by well over a decade. Why were we in the mosh pit at all, you ask? Well …
Yes, dear readers, I died and went to heaven. This was my first opportunity to see Brandon Flowers in concert (solo or otherwise) and it blew away my expectations. I knew he would sound amazing live (because, per extensive YouTube, ahem, research, he always does) but I was not prepared for the stage presence and sheer entertainment value. Also, his hair really does look amazing even in real life. That’s some serious magic right there.
Anyway, there were other bands playing (including Hozier, who was also very good) but who are we kidding? I’m totally biased and I don’t care – BFlow forevah!
The next day, my girlfriends and I hit up Chinatown for some delicious dim sum, and I selfied in the lobby because it’s how I roll. My pals only rolled their eyes a little bit, and that’s why I love them. Just kidding. I love them because their middle name is Awesome (pronounced Oh-sow-mi because what else do you do at 2 o’clock in the morning after a great concert and a late night Denny’s run except come up with awesome pseudonyms … pun intended).
Anyway, after brunch, it was time to go back home to the munchkins and trade parental duties with my husband, who got to experience his own day of Sonic Boom fun (I hear Tenacious D killed it). Birthday fun for all!