today I am seeing, in order:
Half Moon Run
Retro Stefson (again, can’t get enough)
or at least I’m gonna TRY to see them all… I’m kinda scared of this weather, it is SO windy, I think it’s getting a little dangerous and I don’t wanna die yet.
today has been completely insane.
went out at 3pm to check out some off-venue shows, and just came home now, and it’s 2:30am.
The weather is just ridiculous right now. SO windy, I can’t. I’m afraid to go outside cause I’ll just blow away.
Anyway… the first band I saw today was Shiko Shiko, and it was accidental.. I was on my way to see something else and stumbled into them at Sirkusport and staying there was the best decision I made all day. It was crazy. Also stood beside Unnsteinn from Retro Stefson for half the show which was great, but a bit awkward, cause I had literally JUST bought his album like 5 minutes before and I was holding it in my hands.
So yea, I FINALLY got the new Retro Stefson album. I’ve been waiting to get it in my hands for what feels like forever. It’s SO good.
Also.. did I mention last year at Airwaves, I was walking on the sidewalk and Unnsteinn walked past me and accidentally pushed me into a puddle. lol. I keep bumping into him everywhere. It’s weird.
Also, I saw Thee Attacks at Bar 11 and it was awesome, and then I went to Harpa and saw Dikta, Bloodgroup and Of Monsters and Men, who completely blew me away. They are amazing live. A.Maz.Ing.
I’M SEEING THE VACCINES TOMORROW
and here’s Þórgunnur:
I literally JUST got back from seeing Sykur and Retro Stefson at Harpa and gooDNESS it was amazing.
I had to walk there in the freezing cold and crazy wind and it took me like 30 minutes but GOD it was sO worth it!
Retro Stefson was just amazing. There’s nothing like seeing one of your favorite bands live. Not to mention that Unnsteinn Manuel is one of the few guys in Iceland that I actually find really attractive (except for the keyboard guy from Nolo haha), cause everyone else seems to be so ~blonde and blue eyed……… *hee
Anyway… I recorded a few of my favorite songs… I’ll probably post a video later : )
Can’t wait for tomorrow, cause Skífan has 20% off all Icelandic music and it’s open until midnight and I can finally get their new album eeeEEE
And here’s a picture of Harpa I took before the show:
I’m sick today. Which hasn’t happened in a few years, so I had to take my first sick-day ever from work, and to be honest I feel a little guilty. It’s 15:40 right now and haven’t eaten anything since last night, and I’m not even hungry.
Anyway, the Vaccines will be playing Iceland Airwaves this year which is the greatest thing. They were supposed to play last year, but they didn’t make it, so now I’m just stoked.
The other artists (that have been announced so far) that I’m really excited to see are:
Of Monsters and Men
Half Moon Run
and they still haven’t put out the whole line-up yet, so I’m gonna be running from venue to venue the whole time, I bet.
In 2010 when I went to Iceland Airwaves, Neon Indian and Toro y Moi had a show at the exact same time, and I was torn. How can you just make me choose?! But I ended up seeing Neon Indian, which I do NOT regret at ALL because it was the best. show. ever. But I was still sad cause I didn’t get to see Toro y Moi. Anyway, I also saw HURTS for the first time in 2010, and Of Monsters and Men, before they got so huge. And it was great.
Last year my favorites that I saw were the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Retro Stefson, Nolo, and Mazes. Also.. I stood beside Sean Lennon & his gf for 40 minutes which still seems so unreal.
Needless to say, it was great.
Don’t know why I started to ramble about my concert history.. but okay.
That’s all for now.