Concerts

Vial of Sound - Crescent Ballroom - 4/13/2013


Vial of Sound @ Crescent Ballroom, 4/13/2013
Obviously, I was not at Coachella. But I don't get what the big deal about it is, so I didn't care. Besides, something great happens when a bunch of local talent comes together. Sure, music scenes have their pitfalls, their petty grudges, the recycled relationships, but as far as the Valley of the Sun goes, most people are pretty freaking awesome. (You probably already know that, but don't get a big head and make this place suck, okay?)

See also: Vial of Sound are living in analog.

So I was disappointed that I was late and walked in on Treasure Mammal for its last song. I got to touch the Santa Claus and watch Abe and A Claire and everyone dog-pile on stage, so at least there's that. And the drummers with the 311 shirts were most hilarious. I'm pretty sure they ended with "Best Friends Forever." I also missed Spirit Cave. I suck.

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