I never go to things like Bumbershoot or the Capitol Hill Block Party because I absolutely cannot stand crowds. If I was even 2-3 inches taller, I might like them--but I can never see anything but people's armpits. I'm not even talking about not seeing the stage--I mean, I can't see 3 feet in front of me. It's just a maze of bodies.
Do you know who is playing this year at the Capitol Hill Block Party?!? Do you?!????
Do I need to tell you my feelings about Sonic Youth? No.
Do I need to remind you that I spent many a teenage year just wishing I could be Kim Gordon?
I really have to re-consider this ban on crowded places. Of course, this may be the same wistful feelings of "Oh gads! I just have to see them!" that I had a few weeks ago when I found out the New York Dolls were playing.
Of course, what stopped me seeing the New York Dolls was the realiziation that I wanted to see the New York Dols as they were almost 40 years ago. I'm wondering if I want to see the Sonic Youth of 20 years ago. Then again, unlike the NYD--most of the band members haven't died and they aren't exactly doing a reunion tour. They've been putting out albums.
I wish they would have just played a regular venue. I'll have to tell my sister to catch them in Chicago later this month and to let me know how it was.
Gads. Sonic Youth. Much love.