I can’t handle the cross-country trip and all the visiting that ensues in just three days anymore. It’s too much, and in 99% humidity…I’m so happy to be back in BC. Next time I go back east, it will be for 10 days plus. The short weekend trips were bound to catch up with me eventually.
Despite the heat and exhaustion, it was a good, albeit short, visit. Saturday was more emotionally taxing than I thought it was going to be, which seems silly, as it was after all a memorial service. I’m not sure what I thought it was going to be like, but even so, it was good to see the whole family as it’s so rare that we’re all together.
When I landed in Vancouver last night, I made a quick stop back at my flat, then I was out the door again to see Wolf Parade at the Vogue Theatre.
2 bands down and only 6 to go in the ‘Bands I need to see before I die’ category.
I haven’t really processed the whole experience just quite yet. I will say that they were brilliant, and exceeded my expectations. I went with another WP super fan (who had seen them twice already), and she said this was their best performance. I was happy to have seen them at this point in their career, and playing a hometown show. I love that they set up their own equipment and took the time to talk with fans before and after the show as well; quite possibly some of the friendliest people. Oh, and I thought Wayne Petti was the skinniest man in Canadian indie rock, well he looses to Dan Boeckner.
Planning to write a full review later, but wanted to mention the opening band Moools; a three-piece from Japan who rocked everyone’s socks off. Didn’t really matter than we couldn’t understand a lick of what they were saying, the music more than made up for that. Killer guitar riffs, too. I’m looking forward to taking a full listen to their latest album.