So, believe it or not but a few weeks before June 4th I was actually looking more forward to attending the concert of one of my favorite Indie artists than I was graduation. The minute I found out that The Ready Set was going to be in Austin I started freaking out and immediately wanted to find tickets to go see him. Even better, the tickets ended up being insanely cheap, which only made me more psyched, but here’s the catch….
I didn’t have a ride, and in my 17 years of life my parents had never allowed me to go to a concert let alone one by myself at night, and so, accepting the inevitable, I gave up on my dream of seeing The Ready Set until the day before the concert when the topic of plans had come up between a friend and I, and I brought it up.
Surprisingly, she said she wasn’t doing anything Monday night and didn’t think her parents would mind taking us. Instantly, I was filled with a sense of pleasant disbelief, but I refused to get any more excited until my friend had confirmed that it was alright with her parents and the two of us had secured our tickets. To say that I was anticipating the following day would have been an understatement.
While it did suck that I had to lie to my parents about my whereabouts in order to go to the concert to begin with, the experience was definitely one I won’t forget about anytime soon.
The venue was…unique to say the least, and no one had mentioned that The Ready Set would actually be performing last (at around 9pm) which was 3 hours after the time stated on his tickets….
Regardless, it was well worth the wait and I even got to discover a really cool band in the process known as Shadow of Whales. They were one of the opening acts for the Ready Set and I even got to talk to the band’s lead singer after their performance, nbd.
Finally, it may have taken me all night to finish (and no, I’m not kidding; I’ve been awake working on this video since 1 a.m.) but I’ve really been meaning to post some footage from the concert to look back on in the future. 🙂
UPDATE: Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until after I wrote this that because my WordPress isn’t operated under a paid subscription, I’m not permitted to upload audio or video files to my blog, but I’ll find a way to upload my footage somewhere and hopefully sometime in the near future.
UPDATE 2: Well, it may have taken me 6 months after the concert to figure it out, but here’s the video! Sorry for the bad sound quality; watching it again for the first time in months made me realize just how cringe-worthy the video is (despite my editing attempts).