Monday, October 02, 2006

edgefest

This past Saturday, Rodrigo, about 20,000 of our closest friends and I attended Edgefest 2006. It was amazing! My parents and nephew came into town this weekend, so my parents took the kids that day. We drove over to Phoenix and were looking forward to an In 'n Out burger as soon as we got there. Unfortunately, a football game was just letting out of Arizona State and the traffic was horrid. We decided to just go elsewhere. Anyway, back to Edgefest. . . . here is the lineup: A Change of Pace, Sparta, Jack's Mannequin, She Wants Revenge, Authority Zero, 30 Seconds to Mars, Rise Against and (drum roll please) **Incubus**. Incubus was really the only reason why we went in the first place.

So, I wore a light cotton sleeveless top and I was still super hot (as in temperature). There were girls in bikini tops and shorts. I can't believe it's already autumn. Arizona. Is. Hot.

I learned a few things:
1. I'm old. When Rise Against started playing I was thinking, "Man, this is really loud". I also wondered if the singer often gets sore throats with the way he sings.
2. Even back when I could've gotten away with it, I never went out to someplace other than a beach or pool in a bikini top. I doubt that I would ever go to a concert in one.
3. I've seen Incubus three times. 2002, 2004, 2006.
4. Every time I see them, I love them more. They're just sooooo impressive. They're one of those bands that sound even better live.
5. I can't wait for their new album which will be released next month. They played a couple of new songs and I really liked one. I thought it was call anomaly or animal-y but I found it online as Anna Molly. Hmm...
6. Crocs are the most amazingly comfortable shoes ever. Ever. When I first saw them, I thought they were the most hideous looking things and wondered why anyone would wear them. After wearing mine for an entire day of walking and standing (some slight jumping and dancing), I know.
7. Friday, I admitted to Tommy that I was almost looking forward to spending a kid-free day more than I was looking forward to the concert. Having no kids with us was a rare and nice treat. Still, we weren't even in Phoenix yet when I was already missing them and feeling guilty. I felt better since my parents took them to the park, the zoo, McDonald's and a play area in the mall.
8. If I were to get a tattoo each time I consider getting one, I'd be covered in tattoos. I have one small one, but am always thinking like a 19 year old and want to get "Incubus" or "U2" or other designs. Especially at concerts.
9. I liked Jared Leto a whole lot more back when he was on My So-Called Life.

feeling: mad at Alec
listening to: Incubus (Anna Molly) <-- I wonder if this is really the name

4 comments:

Jesser said...

Hmmm... sounds like a pretty fun day. I've never been to an In-And-Out burger. Hubby tried one when he was somewhere in CA and wasn't impressed. But sometimes he's just grumpy. ;)

Yvett said...

It was fun. We didn't spend all day at the show, though. We got to Phoenix, had lunch, did some ever important outlet shopping, then went to the concert.

Rodrigo has never had an In 'N Out burger but wants to try one since I go on and on about them. They're building one here in Tucson, so that's why I've been talking about them so much.

Jodi said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!!!

My mom (yep, my MOM) like Incubus and has seen them live.

I don't get Crocs, but then I haven't worn them, so I'll take your work for it.

In 'n Out is great...it's been awhile, but I do have several close by.

foodiechickie said...

You had a pretty good weekend yourself. I loove In and Out Burger. You lucky Southwest coaster!