You know when you were a kid and were sick but started to feel better – almost like back to your normal self – and your friends were going to the movies and you so wanted to go too? But your parents said no because you were still sick?
My mind was my parent, my heart was the kid yesterday. Months ago, I bought Alex and I tickets to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Ogden Theatre last night. I just told y’all how much I love music and concerts - I did not want to pass this show up!
I was sick and worked from home all day but sometime after lunch, I was feeling much more energetic, my voice had come back and the salt water had ‘cured’ my throat. I felt great! Well enough, I thought, to go to the concert. My head was telling me that I probably should stay home but I wanted to go so bad and I was feeling better! I was over the worst, I told myself.
So we went to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros last night. I was feeling tired again by the time we left our apartment but shrugged it off.
We arrived in between the opener and Edward Sharpe and ended up waiting about 20 minutes for the show to start. The band came on around 9.
For those who don’t know anything about Edward Sharpe, they’re kind of a hippy group with a very large band. (Fun fact – if you know/knew Ima Robot, the lead singer of Edward Sharpe, Alex Ebert, is former lead singer of Ima Robot.) They had 10 people on stage last night! Watching them all walk in on the stage reminded me a bit of a clown car – how many more?! And where are they all going to go?!
(There are 3 musicians to the left of the photo that I couldn’t see)
The show was a lot of fun! We stood on the upper balcony of The Ogden and watched - no dancing or singing from me last night – but the group was so entertaining. I felt like I was watching a show that my parents might have listened to in the 70′s. It was a bit folksy, a bit rock, very engaging.
Alex Ebert is quite a character to watch on state – he wildly danced around, sat down the speakers, talked with the audience. The show felt more like 10 friends had gotten together to play awesome music at a farm party or in someone’s basement – they all rocked hard, danced and twirled on stage, took their shoes off and just had a really good time.
I’m not sure if the show was sold out or not but the place was full and bursting with energy.
What struck me most about this show was how powerful and clear both lead singer’s, Alex and Jade (Catrinos), voices were. At one point, Alex readjusted his voice (‘Sorry guys, so many shows in a row!’) but despite that, their voices were beautiful and strong. Their songs usually grow in volume and excitement and both Alex and Jade are singing so loudly but still maintaining a lovely pitch.
We left around 11 p.m. – I was too tired to stay any longer – so we missed our favorite song (and their most well known), Home.
This just means that I’ll have to catch them again, next time they are in Denver!
And today, I woke up feeling more sick than I did yesterday. I probably should have stayed home last night – I know my parents would have told me to if I was still a kid – but I’m really glad we went. But today, tonight and the next few days, I’m definitely taking it easy.