6.04.2012

festival

She sat on the hill, watching the crowd swaying, an army of arms waving in the air like so many balloons. Those people were so high, they had no idea what they looked like, a mass of teeming body parts flailing, mostly in rhythm, a few errant offbeats proving the rule.

She scanned the sea but he was nowhere in sight, and the band creeped her out anyway, with those scary wrestling masks. She'd be better off listening but not watching.

She began the long hike back to her tent. When morning came, no one would feel better than she.

This week's 100 Word Song at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog is "This Too Shall Pass" by OK Go. I just love that video! Well, all their videos, really. And hat tip to Los Straitjackets, whose music, but not appearance, I love, too.

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  1. You had me at wrestling masks.

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    1. hah! i knew it! but those kinda creep me out, truth be told :)

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  2. I love the view of the crowd, and those few people who are always out of rhythm...

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  3. so she was designated coffee fetcher then? Great write :)

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    1. she could still hear the show :) thanks, rene.

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  4. People watching at a concert is it's own experience away from the music. I would be all over some dudes shredding while they're wearing rasskin' masks. Next time, take me.

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  5. I feel like I've been there and relived the moment with her! "She began the long hike back to her tent. When morning came, no one would feel better than she." Truth from the view of the crowd to the leaving, another set of arms not in tune with the rest, thank God!

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  6. Good one, kiddo. My sister and I are going to the Vancouver Island Music Festival in July - three day weekend, Emmy Lou Harris, my total fave k.d.lang, Buffy Ste. Marie, and a kazillion others.........will be blissful!

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    1. oh that sounds fantastic, sherry! and i love k.d. lang, too. she's the best.

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  7. Have you seen Los Straightjackets live? Great band. Big fan of the masks as well.

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    1. i have seen them live, outdoors at a small music festival, but i couldn't look at them, the wrestling masks freak me out. they recently played at the iron horse but i couldn't deal with looking at them. i LOVE their music, though. i know, weird.

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