Free food, drinks, and music. It usually consists of shitty pizza, some liquor sponsor serving mixed drinks, decently good beer, and a surprisingly catchy Austin band. All of these FREE things can be yours by simply clicking on the link and RSVPing.
Pictured above the first and best band I ever saw at Papercuts (Black Pistol Fire.)
Parking across the highway in the 5th street dirt lot is both free and convenient. The only inconvenience you might face is walking under the creepy bridge and avoiding homeless people. (Ladies please don’t walk alone.) I advise arriving just before doors open at 7 and having one friend get in the food line whilst the other gets drinks. You can get as many free drinks as you want as long as you remember to tip your bartender. Then you slam those babies as fast as you can before you watch the band or stand sullenly outside while pretending you aren’t an alcoholic.
Maybe if you are lucky you’ll get drunk enough to think Tuesgays at Barbarella is a good idea and pimp out your boyfriend for more free drinks. Or stumble back to your ride and hope the homeless people don’t gravitate towards your liquor stench like moths to a flame.
Last month I had the amazing luck to score tickets to ACL Live taping of Bon Iver.
I pretty much jumped for joy and danced around the store I happend to be at. Bon Iver has been in my life since Forever Ago so finally getting to see a full set was kind of incredible.
They played almost all of the new album with notable nods towards For Emma, Forever Ago. However, I found myself favoring the times when the band would hold back and let Vernon do his thing. Hinnom, TX was a perfect example of simple yet effective melodies between Justin and Sean Carey.
I feel like Justin Vernon’s voice in this song would just cause instant pregnancy. Seriously just close your eyes and let it happen.
Holocene, the single for the Bon Iver, Bon Iver did not dissapoint and truly utilized their big band style. The music perfectly corresponds with the message which Justin Vernon described as “realizing how small we are in this big world.” Honestly every member of Bon Iver had chops that would make a Baptist choir look bad. Often I found myself searching for wherever the beautiful harmony was emanating from and it was always a different person.
Of course Vernon stood alone in the spotlight to play fan favorite Skinny Love. And he ended the night perfectly with his baby For Emma.
After the show I found myself with a serious crush on Sean Carey and also discovered this gem.
Bon Iver is in the garden, singing to the fennel and sugar snap peas. He says it helps them reach their roots deep into the soil so they can grow tall. ‘Someday,’ he says, as he pats my belly, ‘I’ll sing to our babies and they’ll grow roots here too.’ -Bon Iver Erotica Stories