Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Free Concert With Ida Marie

a friday night and a free concert in kansas city is coming up. of course, i couldn't let this event be happening without me. my friend renee and i drove down to kc and almost died in the car because of the humid weather and the not very well-working air condition in the car (you have to push both buttons the entire time, so that the green light is flashing, fun and not tirering for the fingers, not.)
since we had about an hour before the ooncert was supposed to start, we drove a little around, but not as usual to our favorite spot westport, no, this time we went to the more fancy art district downtown. it was like a new world to us, we've never gone there and actually, there is a lot to see, also. an exotic looking supermarket caught our attention and for we both love food that is different, we had to go in there. first thing we found were grappels - the description was very promising "taste of a grape but crunchy like an apple" a must. the other item we bought was in chocolate covered sunflower seeds, yes. at the counter worked an angel of a guy and we had quite a conversation.
just to warn you, the grappels were a letdown,but the seeds were so much the better.
everybody knows that 10 minutes before the show there aren't parking spots at the beaumont club, so we thought, "ha, we just go down pennsylvanya and park down at the hospital parking lot" no sooner said than done. we walked up to the place of the night and for people from saint joseph, who don't swear on holister and american eagle like everyone else, kansas city is a mekka for the eye. the good mood was increasing. then we realized - id, shux. back to the car and we found the parking lot locked. HAHA. great. turned out to be private, but the luck was on our side and someone left the lot and we could follow him. since we didn't want to miss all of the show we took a spot in the parking garage for 5 bucks. at the entrance we noticed that the id isn't necessary at all, underage with no doubt, so we got the two black crosses on the back of our hands,awesome.

the first band, the limousines, finished their last song. bummer, they were part of why we went to see the show, and we didn't even hear "very busy people" oh, well.
after that the next band took foreeeeever with the setting up. finally at 9:30 miike snow started. the lead singer, a very feminin fellow, said how sorry he was and started with the first song, "burial". many people were weird out by the beginning of the song and left. the atmosphere was strange, no one really danced and was under the spell of the beat and i felt awkward to dance and stopped after some time. their most famous song "animal" they played little after. then they had "silvya", "song for no one", "in search of" and "faker" in their repertoire. After the first couple of songs people got more into it and the stage diving started and that was how wild the crowd got.
but miike snow got at least one new fan that night - me.

to get away from sweaty bodies for a while, we went to tea drops which is a place to go, always, every time, day and night - a tea shop with style.
we split a blended almond milk and got back in time to see ida marie starting. it was obvious that most people were there for her. ida marie gave the impression of a tough drinking norwegian woman with her anouncements of her songs. she started out with a fast song and it followed "stella and god", "morning light", "forgive me" and after all "i like you so much better when you are naked" where every one started to get more into it and started to dance and sing, because hey, that's her one famous song, haha. after that song the event was over for us, since it was about to be done, and we had seen enough. we had survived a pretty hard fist fight in the middle of ida marie's show, and sweating bodies.