I realize I left everything off while I was still in San Diego. I was only there for three days, but it was best weekend I've had in awhile. Not to mention it gave me an inside look at the music industry. Naturally, it was all a little intimidating. But it was also really inspiring. I did nothing but watch live music for three days. At the end of those three days, I knew more than ever that I was meant to be a musician.
On the last night, I pretended to be more outgoing than I actually am and I gave my demo CD to a couple of producers. I don't know if anything will come from it, but it felt good to go out on a limb and do it. I also trespassed backstage and ran into Vanessa Carlton eating a piece of cake. One of the more bad ass moments of my life, for sure.
I think it's time for a few blurry pictures from my adventures at The Sunset Sessions:
|Augustana! (I was right in the front)|
|Black Dub - my new favorite|
|Meeting Mike Mills|
|Blurry photographic evidence of my Mike Mills moment|
|I've never really listened to k.d. lang, but her set was one of the best all weekend. I feel slightly embarrassed about saying that, but it's true.|
|k.d. lang owning it on stage. Her cover of "Hallelujah" was awesome.|
|The strange yet super talented Sia (wearing the poncho from hell).|
|Iron and Wine's first words on stage: "Are you guys ready to get really f@#$ing mellow?" He must know that I listen to his music when I need help falling asleep...|
|Vanessa Carlton! Weirdly enough, she was the one person there that I was too star struck around to talk to. I think I was just thrown off by how short she is in real life.|
|This field was next to the resort we stayed at. Yes, those are plastic horses. California is really, really weird.|
TSA Officer: Excuse me ladies, you're going to need to step over here...let me look in those bags...
My Mom: Please don't squish those R.E.M. posters on top!
Me: Yeah, be careful!
TSA Officer: (rifling through the bag) What?
My Mom: Those posters! They are signed by Mike Mills!
Me: Don't squish them!
TSA Officer: R.E.M. was in town???
I think the most disturbing part of that whole security transaction was the fact that they only caught the bottle opener in my mom's bag and let me go through with mine. They also missed out on two bottles of water. By the way, the bottle opener was totally made of metal and had a little pop-out knife on the side. Potentially, we could have gotten on the plane with two hydrogen bombs and a very sharp object.
That didn't really do anything to improve my opinion of flying. But now I'm set to fly anywhere Southwest flies. I haven't decided where I want to go yet but I have a few ideas.
Anyway, I think that concludes this installment of "lauren vs. reality." Tune in next time to potentially read about the following things:
- A new music project
- The possibility of getting a new cat
- Adventures with The Fonz (trashy gay night club edition!)
- Things that Urgent Care doctors shouldn't be allowed to say to their patients
- Why my apartment now has a carbon monoxide detector plugged into the wall
- The ongoing argument about the exact location of Funkytown.