January 19, 2011

Guster is for Lovers

Ok I think I have finally started breathing again after what was possibly the best night of my life. I don't want to be over dramatic here but honestly, there aren't words to describe how absolutely incredible it was. Now, before you read any further if you are not already familiar with the work of Guster you must do yourself a favor and go look them up now. Go. Do it.

I'll wait.

Love it? I know. 

I think part of the charm of the concert was the simple fact that we didn't think we would ever have the chance to see them play live. They are from the eastern States and don't really come anywhere close enough to make it to a show. When Neil said he may have some work to do in Utah we immediately looked up their tour schedule to see when they would be playing SLC and planned his work trip around that. True story.

The opening band was Good Old War which I really did enjoy live but didn't feel the need to go and purchase the album, as I have with many other opening bands such as Cuff the Duke, the Fembots and Zeus. I enjoyed their set but was basically putting in the time until Guster got on stage.

They opened the show with Barrel of a Gun and it was game on from there on. I did not stop grinning ear to ear the entire time. It. Was. Unbelievable. They played every song I was hoping they would, except for Fa Fa - my favorite being a crazy-fun rendition of Airport Song. The guys are amazingly talented, captivating and funny to boot - like here and here. (GO WATCH, it takes 30 seconds.) Yes, I may want to bear their children. Whatever.

It was an amazing concert and because my words won't do it justice I'll just leave you some iPhone photos from the show and tell you that if you are ever close enough you must go see them live, I would put off every other social engagement if I could see this show every weekend. I mean it.  I still can't believe we got to go, check it off the list! :)


  1. Oooooo... *like*
    Thanks for sharing!
    Some people find new music and hide it away to themself... but you my friend, are a great sharer. ;)


  2. I LOVE your face in the bottom picture. Never have I seen your smile SO BIG!! You are sooooo cute and I am so proud to be your sister!

  3. Haha. So funny story about the Guster concert. Jason's friend is a HUGE fan an entered a contest to win 2 tickets to the show and 2 tickets to an after meet-and-greet party. Well he didn't check his email over the weekend and had won tickets but didnt know it. He was so bummed Sunday when he got around to checking his emailed and realized that he had won.

    Anyway, so glad we got to catch up. Your boys are stinking adorable! Check my blog and let me know any pictures you want and I can email them to you!

  4. You seriously are the luckiest duck ever!!! I so happy it was so wonderful, I knew it had to be!!! I'm so happy they played Demons, thanx again for the video, it made my whole life!!! Now I just need to get to a concert some time!!!


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