Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mumford and Sons

A couple of months ago I came across a band called Mumford and Sons. They have very quickly become one of my favorites! While their show tonight at the Record Bar is sold out (UGH!) I was able to see them (very briefly) at the Firefly Lounge this morning. They are amazing performers, they sound fantastic live.
However...we did wait 4 hours to watch them play 3 songs. Insanity. The first few hours weren't too bad...but the last hour was painful. For some reason there didn't appear to be any airflow at the Lounge and it was like standing in a sauna. We had sweat pouring off of us. Not fun. But once they showed and started playing, it was all good. This was a Kegs and Eggs free show through 96.5 The Buzz.
But let me say this! My friend Lauren has mad navigational skills through a crowd. When we arrived at around 5:30 we were in line behind hundreds of people. And yet when we got into the packed lounge, she walked us through the crowd and right up to the stage. Like some sort of miracle. It really made the wait worthwhile to be that close for the performance! I was standing about 2 feet in front of Marcus Mumford. Almost too close to take pictures. Awkwardly close. haha But it was very very enjoyable. Thank you so much Lauren and Melissa for sweating waiting with me! :-)

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This girl stood and read her book for a couple of hours while we waited. A great idea actually...

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They had some (very brave and/or inebriated) people come on stage to do a capella karaoke for prizes while we waited for the band to arrive.

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And then we waited...and waited...

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And waited...

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The instruments arrived...

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And then Mumford and Sons arrived...

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And then they were gone...

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5 comments:

rebecca gomez said...

the black & white fish eye of the whole band belongs in rolling stone!

Melissa said...

THESE ARE FABULOUS! I looooooooove the feet montage! You need to send these to the band. Sarah, you are TALENTED! This could be a full time job!

DJ said...

Wow! These are amazing! I hope you get to see one of their full shows someday!

Todd said...

Hey Sarah. Amazing shots! Love the detail images; especially the shoes. I dig getting footware. Nicely done. Nice pole position, you had to have waited forever. Keep well, Todd

Josh said...

Love it! Awesome job.