Amazing. What an amazing weekend. I admit I am obsessed with live music, music in general and Better Than Ezra. Obsessed as in I could live, eat sleep and breathe it all 24/7 if I could.
I'm happiest and content when I'm listening to music and watching bands perform and this weekend I got to do that. My great friend Marion and I headed to Florida Friday and Saturday for concerts on the beach! I love her- she's so much fun. She thinks I am, too, so it all works out.
I should be working in the music industry. True story: I applied for several A&R internships for college with big name music companies, and even got offered an internship with one in New York City. Sadly, I just couldn't afford to move up there and NOT be paid. Sad, sad day.
As you may know, Better Than Ezra is my favorite band ever. I first saw them in 1998 at a small, local festival. They were well-known in the 90s Alternative music world for their songs "Good" and "Desperately Wanting"- you know...the song...."I remember running through the wet grass, falling a step behind..." Yeah. Anyway. They aren't THAT popular, which suits me just fine. I prefer it that way. It's not common that someone can see their favorite band 12 times, several times a year, in smaller venues where you can just enjoy their stage performance. I've met them several times, they recognize me in the crowd- it's awesome.
The lead singer, Kevin Griffin is an amazing song-writer. He's written songs for Howie Day (Collide), Tristen Perryman (Madly) and David Cook (Avalanche) just to name a few.
If you ever get the chance to see them live, just do it. Even if you don't care for their music, their fun and quirky-wittiness on stage should surely make your ass get up and dance. If it doesn't then you don't have a pulse and must be a walking corpse. Or just boring. ;-)
Ok, enough. Just a few photos from the two days: