(the shins :: a little video taken by my iphone)
when my dear friend tori invited me to the shins a while back, i was so delighted to be able to go. i had originally tried to get tickets for camden's birthday (one of those for you but for me gifts) but they sold out so quickly, i seriously thought i was going to have to miss out. tori has long been one of my closest, dearest friends and i was so glad to be able to go with her.
i have loved the shins for years. camden first introduced me when we first started dating. he showed me his signed guitar by them that he of course won (camden wins everything, if there is a contest don't let him enter because he will win) and played me some of their music. i have loved them ever since.
did i ever tell you camden could play the guitar? well he can but, we'll save that story for another day.
something about the shins makes me feel like i have known their music forever. it reminds me of my childhood, running through the sprinklers, chasing fairies, not a care in the world. tori and i used to spend hours researching fairies with our most official fairy searching books, outside on a blanket with tang and lemonade. i was at one point convinced that i must be a fairy trapped in a large body waiting to break free. it never did happen, but one can always dream.
this past weekend it rained and rained and rained some more, really dreary weather we'd been having, but as soon as monday rolled around the sun came out to play and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. it was like magical shin weather power.
the concert was probably one of my all time favorites. blind pilot and the head and the heart opened for the shins, let me just tell you they were both amazing. it was like three concerts in one. you can listen to them here and here. the shins were incredible live, and it was so fun seeing them in such a lovely outdoor venue. it was fun to be able to get out with such fun girls, (tori, piper, & tessa) i hope i get to do it again real soon!
thanks again tori, we had so much fun.