Saturday, July 22, 2006

I Heart Ray LaMontagne, or Drunk People at Concerts

Last night, I went to a Ray LaMontagne concert with my friend Shannon. Okay, it was really a Guster concert, but as far as I was concerned, it was all about Ray. Sure, Guster's okay -- they do try out different sounds using a trumpet, bongos, and a piano. Pretty cool, I guess, but I wasn't really that into them.

Oh, but Ray LaMontagne is good people. He's got a classic rock/bluesy kind of sound. I like to think of him as a male Janis Joplin. If you're into old rock, listen to him. I can't guarantee you'll like him, but I think you will.

He played at Chastain Amphitheatre, which is an outside venue with seats. You can take food and tables and chairs, so Shannon and I brought a picnic dinner. We had salami, Harvarti cheese, and cracker sandwiches; apples and chocolate dip; snow peas; Biscoff; chocolate chip cookies; and pistachios. Yeah, the other people around us were jealous of our food.

Since you can bring pretty much anything, a lot of people brought -- you guessed it -- alcohol. Now, I have nothing against alcohol (that's entirely untrue), but let me just say the following 3 things related to the chemical:
  1. I don't like obnoxious drunk people.
  2. Booty-dancing drunk girls are so embarrassing.
  3. Booty-dancing drunk guys look like such pervs.
Anyway, those are my thoughts.

Thing I'm thankful for: hip-hop conversations with Lexia. They're fun.


Blogger Lexia said...

"Now, I have nothing against alcohol (that's entirely untrue)" made me about pee my pants! Whew... In reading your description of drunk girls, I'm reminded of that SNL skit "Drunk Girl." That also made me pee my pants. Maybe I have bladder issues.

I remembered the two Pharrell songs we were talking about, but we'll discuss later.

Good one, Sa.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picnic sounds DANG good.

I hate drunks. I'm willing to ignore bad behavior from strangers, and I'm willing to put up with just about anything from the people I care about (or even merely like), but drunkenness sets me off. I admire your tolerance and patience! That you didn't push them out of the way is a testament to your maturity and self-restraint!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I don't like obnoxious drunk people, but c'mon. Drunk people can be hilarious. But maybe that's when they're not strangers. Huh. I'll have to think about that one.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I hate it when my friends/acquaintances get drunk more than strangers. I don't lose any respect for the strangers since I don't know them...

Also, Sara: what is harvati cheese exactly? I saw some at the store on Friday and now you mention it in your blog...

11:20 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hm. How does one describe a cheese? Harvarti cheese is a subtle, smooth cheese. It's looks like white American cheese, but I think it's a little richer, though -- not in a bad way. A delicious way. :)

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, see now I have to buy some.

Will it work well with a salad?

1:46 AM  

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