5/04/2012

stop your crying.

(vintage dress from sisters of the black moon, rodarte x oc jacket, old tights, madewell boots, thrifted bag)

Whenever I go to shows, I try to capture the mood of music in my outfits. It helps create an experience for me; instead of just being a passive participant, I become a much more active, engaged showgoer and feel like a part of performance and create associations between sound and physical object. And so last night, I wore my melting vintage dress to see Spiritualized at the Metro. I'd seen them once before at Pitchfork a couple years back, but seeing them indoors with spectacular lights and audio hall reverb and the best PA in the city was a completely different experience. I couldn't even compare the two. Their epic, 10 minute-long songs sounded were portals into a different dimension and several times I found myself blinking furiously, having just lost myself in pure blissful sound, feeling like I'd just downed a load of psilocybes. During "Hey Jane" I began giggling uncontrollably because the music was just so completely transcendental that my joy could only be expressed through laughter. And I hope I never become jaded - how colorless and dull would life be if art didn't affect my soul so strongly? 

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Reading this makes me want to go to a show SO bad. I do the same thing when I'm "lost in the music", so to speak. I go into this weird trance-like state and just listen. A lot of my friends only go to shows as a social event, basically to look cool and because all their friends are going. I go to shows alone sometimes... I feel like not that many people really appreciate the experience that they're paying money to see.

China Lily

Celia Bow said...

That dress is gorgeous I love the print. Sounded like you had a good time :)

Magnet said...

Sounds like a wonderful show. I remember when I saw Interpol live, just being completely immersed in the music was such a good... fresh, feeling. The dress is fabulous, I love this new style of yours!

Oh are you sure about that? said...

oh woah this dress is amazing, and completely the perfect accompaniment to the sounds of spiritualized.

Love your blog !

Lally

rachel said...

Oh man. I saw them a few days ago at Terminal 5 and they were freaking amazing. The encore of cop shoot cop was almost too much to handle.

Justalazymorning said...

you are amazing!

Ria said...

Love that, dressing to the mood of the music. So perfect.

Tricia said...

I just discovered your blog by creepin' on my pal Dana, and it is so completely wonderful. I agree completely about dressing for shows and TOTALLY would have had I been able to make the Spiritualized gig in my town a couple nights ago (had to miss out even though it had been on my calendar for months due to a particularly nasty sinus infection) - this entry just confirms to me that when I get my next chance to see the new songs live, I'm sure as hell going to, and I'm going to be 100% part of the experience!