The one where I have a major girl crush and here's why:

You know when you discover a band and you just immediately fall in love with them the second you hear them? And then, because you have a very endearing personality trait of not just loving something but becoming completely obsessed with it, you naturally ...become obsessed. They are all you can think about. All the time. Sometimes you sit at work from 3-4 am and you read everything they've ever posted on twitter for example. Is anyone else like this besides me and autistic children? 

I've done this a few times in my life. First with the Dixie Chicks when I was 13, then with Sugarland when I was 20, and now with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals after discovering them randomly on iTunes back in July.

I. loooove. them. Where had they BEEN all my life? I feel like the music gods really screwed me over on this one. They've been around for years. Have played in Arizona at least four times I didn't know about. FOUR TIMES. And I missed them all. Whyyyyy music gods?!?! 

And it's crazy that almost everybody I know has never even heard of them. It's a travesty really. I am legitimately pissed off that Kesha has songs all over the radio and they don't. (I will forever use Kesha as the god-awful artist example whenever I compare anything about music.) Grace could sing circles around her.

(sidebar. Can we just compare their song lyrics for a moment:

Grace Potter:
This is the greatest time of day
When all the clocks are spinning backwards
And all the ropes that bind begin to fray
And all the black and white turns

This is the greatest time of day
When there's no you and there's no others
And all the rules grow wings and fly away
And all the black and white turns into colors

You are a dinosaur
You are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N
You're just an old man
Hitting on me what?
You need a cat scan

...if only I could type out my facial expression right now.)

But, on the plus side of not a lot of people knowing about them yet (really, it's  only a matter of time) is that when they do come here, I get to see them in a tiny bar, with only about 500 other people (including a drunk middle-aged couple who basically molested me from behind for two hours. It's a memory I'm really hoping my brain suppresses soon). We were as close to the stage as you can be without actually being in the band.

I'm high-fiving a million angels just thinking about it.

If I wasn't obsessed before seeing their show, I certainly am now. I know I've posted this in numerous different places since Wednesday but, it really was the best damn thing I've ever seen. Clearly, because I can't stop talking about it. I had heard they were amazing live, but to actually see it in person? I was blown away. Saying the girl can perform is the biggest understatement of my life. She was born to do it. That's it. And that voice. That bluesy, Janis Jopliney, raspy, rockstar voice. It paaaains me it's so good. I don't know whether I want to be best friends with her or BE her, but I love her and I wish I could just follow them around the country and go to every single show. 

picturetime!! The set list. Something amazing: they play almost a completely different set every single night. What band does that?!? They only played five of the same songs that they played in their show the night before. That majorly impresses me.
Oh, heeeey Grace standing only a foot away from me.
And then to top it off, during the very last song of the night, Cat turned her mic around into the audience and me and Jessie basically sang a duet with Grace during the chorus of Paris, ... and then I died.

A little video because pictures just don't do them any justice:

1 comment:

Danielle said...

LOVED their show. And when they all played the drums at the very end... AMAZING.