August 23rd with 10 notes | reblog
he Henry Miller Library Stage, the fabled stage that hosted over 10-years worth of incredible live performances, including Arcade Fire, Yo La Tengo, Phillip Glass, Band of Horses, Animal Collective, and countless others, methodically ascended to the great fire pit in the sky in Big Sur on February 15, 2011, according to Magnus Toren, the Library’s Executive Director.
It was 1,745 years old.
These are the last ones. Hope you enjoyed these! :) I certainly did!
MGMT@ Big Sur, August 10, 2011August 14th with 6 notes | reblog
Okay, so here are a few. My internet is barely seeping through the wires outside.
MGMT@ Big Sur, August 10, 2011August 14th with 1 note | reblog
Before the show pictures. Will post the show tomorrow!:)
Spot James in the 8th picture??August 13th with 10 notes | reblog
Going to post the Big Sur photos now that my laptop is working:)
[ They’re shit though, blurry:( ]
Actually just posting the pictures prior the show. I have pictures from my phone, camera and my uncle’s phone. So I’ll accumulate them tomorrow. For now are photos before the show :)
was incredible. I don’t know how to start, but I will somehow.
(13 minutes later)
I’ll start with the driving. So my uncle took me; it’s a three hour drive from home so we left at eight. The drive there felt uber long the first half, but as we approached the waters and trees and the empty skies, we slowed and gasped at how beautiful it was to see nature being so raw. Once we hit the mountains, we couldn’t help but stop and take pictures (since my phone is a crack ass and can’t take good pictures while being in the car).
Once we reached the entrance of Henry Miller’s Memorial Library, it hit me. After three years of listening to them and three whole months of waiting to see them, it made me weak in anticipation. So we parked nearby and stepped out and realized that it was really cold. Which was not what I knew.
In total, we waited seven hours. I was having these spasms like a maniac from the cold due to anemia, and to top that, I was fasting so my blubber was not working. =( But in those seven hours, I’ve met really really nice people. I met the one who I wanted to meet most and I was so thrilled, so fucking thrilled to see her and her group of people. Every single one of them were nice to me, and it was like I already knew them. I have my friends, of course, but it seemed like they knew me of a different dimensional way. I guess because since I’m the only one who listens to MGMT in my friend circle, it was really nice to befriend people who did as well. One even taught me how to squat and pee. It was so embarrassing. I just wonder how many people on the road saw my ass and how did they not crash.
A lot of things happened during the wait, and to be honest, it was equally as exhilarating as the concert itself. We heard MGMT and Magic! Magic Roses do their sound checks, and we all just grooved. Andrew even came by to pick up something from his car (that was parked in front of us) and I ran like a motherfucker behind a group of people so he couldn’t see me, and he stilled bent around to see. That was the only time I made eye contact with him though.
Anyways, the gates finally opened around 6:15 and the ticket people were having a hard time finding our names on the list so we had to step aside. If you knew how my heart stopped.
Eventually they found it and we got to venue and saw James playing football…by himself. Oh man, I love his hair. I absolutely love it. (If you didn’t know, I have a thing for Jesus hair locks and facial hair, it’s kind of weird.) It got colder but I was happy to be in front row. I saw Matt walking around and James talking to fans. My uncle kept bugging me to take pictures with them but my fasting was getting to me, I seriously couldn’t move I felt so weak and tired. But I needed to warm up since it was getting colder so I went to the other side of the venue to look at the forest. It was absolutely beautiful; the trees looked so alive and vivid, even amidst all the fog. I just wanted to ball up under a tree and live there. I know for sure that I will camp there.
Music played during the wait, the DJ was incredible. I don’t understand why I can’t find radio stations that play that kind of music. It’s kind of disheartening.
The show started with Magic! Magic Roses. My eyes kept closing because I wanted to absorb as much sound as I could. My fucking goodness, they were so good. They were so fucking good. I just smiled the whole time; it was sad, I couldn’t find them since I wanted to purchase one of their tapes.
MGMT came on about 8:15 or 8:30 so I got to eat while the set up people were arranging their stuff. It was flabbergasting to finally see all of them at one time. It was what I’ve wanted to see for so long. The show was absolutely surreal, it felt like I was dreaming one of those daydreams, but even better. That was a really stupid way to put that. I got to make eye contact with James after the first song (which was The Handshake) and during the middle of the show. I made eye contact with Ben during Electric Feel, and it was so funny because he gave me this wide-eyed wtf look (for what it seemed) because I completely dissolved at that point and moved with whatever my soul wanted to move. I gave back an embarrassed look and he laughed and looked away. I think I turned really pink. I made a lot of eye contact with Will to the point of me shying away behind this tall girl, which I regret because I couldn’t see Matt anymore. I hadn’t made eye contact with Matt, which made me sad but it’s okay. Maybe next time. They didn’t play Flash Delirium which I was gluteal hurt about but I didn’t even know they didn’t play Kids. They did play Someone’s Missing and Fourth Dimensional Transition, my favorite tracks from both albums. I recorded POW for my sister since I sing that to her as a lullaby (still do since her birth) but the quality is shit of my phone (my camera died after the second song-sad face). One of the girls I met during the wait, came over in the middle of the show and asked me of how I thought and stuff, and such a small gesture really meant a lot. I guess the people I met aren’t ‘hello, goodbye’ people, and those kind of people made my world go round.
The show ended around 10:45 and I waited about an half an hour to see if they’d come out but my uncle had work five in the morning and we wouldn’t get home before two, so I had to leave.
I died on the way back, my muscles ached so much but what hurt most was my mentality trying to process the fact that I saw MGMT live. That I fucking saw them live. They were so beautiful in person but what amazed me is how they worked together to produce the music that they do.
I have nothing to look forward to (for now). All these sleepless hours listening to them solely all night, then after purchasing the tickets and waiting to see them. I thought that maybe now my insomnia would get better but no, now I just can’t picture the fact that I saw them. It’s not a joke when people say things feel like a dream.
Well, I guess that’s all. I’ll post up my pictures when I can. My laptop is being a bozo and I have to get back to reality and do my chores and babysit-blah. But now, I can do them with a smile on my face.
If you read all this, you are crazy.
Add on, it kind of blows my mind that the people I’ve met came from all over the
state, country continent and through the love of a band, they’re brought together as such close people. It just blows my mind.