Monday, August 31, 2009

He bought me a soda and tried to molest me in the parking lot.

I am back home, alive and well after experiencing the surreal - the Pixies live in concert. This is what I wore to the concert - it's fuctional and weird, just like me. Pixies 'Sellout Tour' t-shirt I got on eBay, thrifted skirt, American Apparel leggings and sneakers.

The set was fantastic, mostly comprised of songs from Doolittle and Surfer Rosa (my favourites!) and I sang along and just generally freaked out the whole time. I was literally FRONT AND CENTRE and kept screaming "Kim, you're the best!" in between songs and waving at her. I could swear she smiled right at me and Anna! Kim was such a sweetheart, she kept thanking the crowd whereas Black Francis (or Charles Thompson, whatever he goes by these days) didn't even crack a smile. He didn't seem like a gracious guy, but he writes damn good music so I forgive him. It was hard to stand still long enough to take pictures, so this was the best I could do.




I also got to see Mates of State, Grizzly Bear, Paolo Nutini, Sloan, Ben Harper, Franz Ferdinand and LIGHTS (who was hysterically bad). I definitely enjoyed all the acts for the most part (sorry, Lights), but the Pixies were nothing short of epic. I can also assure you that Nosferatu, Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings, Ron Weasley and Mr. Peanut are not fictional characters because I definitely saw each and every one of them lurking at the concert. My friend even got a picture of Gimli the security guard, but you're just going to have to trust me that the rest of them actually exist.


P.S. - Just to let you all know, I'll be an internet deadbeat for the next little while. I'm moving into my new apartment(!) and won't have internet there for a few weeks, so sorry if the updates/comments from me happen to slow down in volume.

43 comments:

Zany Style said...

Cute leggings.

The Queen of Hearts said...

And this I know
His teeth as white as snow
What a gas it was to see him
Walk her every day
Into a shady place
With her lips she said
She said

Gigantic, Pixies

That is my ALL TIME favorite song by them so I am super jealous that you went to see them in concert.

Pretty Pirate said...

Glad you enjoyed the show! How was grizzly bear live? I haven't seen them live yet.

kat veronika. said...

i love those leggings. AND you sound like you had a fantastic time! certainly was a perfect outfit.

Deua said...

Aw that's just awesome. Everything, from your outfit to the concert pics and comments. I have to admit I got a little freaked out by the title of this post hahahah

anyway, I better be invited to your house warming party.

Macy said...

I love your stockings, definitely gonna have to be one of my next DIYs

Damsels said...

omg im so jealous im so jealous ! im gonna die .. i love the pixies

WendyB said...

You got some good pictures!

Nicolette said...

hey what was wrong with lights performance?? she played really well. i missed the pixies for winter gloves and tokyo police club show at the ex.

lydia said...

awesome outfit! looks comfy too.

sounds really nice. i'm glad you had so much fun!

diane said...

I can't believe how well your pictures turned out. Mine always suck, and I wind up deleting them.
Glad you had a good time.
Congratulations on the new apartment, I bet your mom is grieving. xo

Mimi said...

Omgosh, sounds amazing. I love to hear other people's concert experiences. Mostly because I've only been to two. ): Deprived here.

Cute outfit!

R. said...

Great pictures! Sounds like a great show. Love the tie-dye leggings in your outfit. Good luck with the new place!

Amelia said...

This looks so awesome! Definitely a good concert outfit.

monkeytoes said...

i like this look...i wonder how it looks like without the jacket :D i want the leggings ;S

hey let's swap links if you don't mind :D

Malena said...

That's so exciting! The concert looks like it was fun. Did you give Nosferatu a hug?

LJ said...

SO JEALOUS
SO SO JEALOUS.

EH!

As if they will ever come to New Zealand. But oh well, maybe I will see them one day when I go overseas.

And I lvoe your outfit. It's totally perfect for the concert. Practical too

The Fashion Tape said...

Good luck with the move, I can't believe you saw Ron!Oh, and The Pixies , of course.
H
xxx

riot str said...

Dressing for a concert is always a pain in the arse because you have to put something that is at the same time comfy (you don't want to wear 5" heels to jump around), not fragile (you don't want moshers to ruin your clothes), stylish (you're always jealous of that girl in the back with her effortless cool look), and that matches the style of the bands (that's hard if you're going to see, say Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, Cat Power and Prodigy on the same night)...
kuddos !

alanna said...

I'm going to see Pixies when they play Brixton in October and i'm beyond excited already, but these photos have tipped me over the edge!

Easy Alphabet Pony said...

Definitely a kick-ass rock chick outfit, Surely you had fun galore! jelous still ¬¬ I MEAN... THE PIXIES!!!!!!

yiqin; said...

OMG your leggings are rad! Ah I wnt to go for a concert too.

Faux Naif said...

woo, lucky lucky lucky! glad the concert was a success :) good luck with your move!

the iron chic said...

Lights makes me want to slit throats.

chloe said...

cute cute cute leggings!
and wow, the set list sounds great! you're lucky :)

Summer said...

I like that outfit. Lovely leggings. =D

Summer
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Brown Mestizo

The Fashion Tape said...

You are a kind bean, Isabel :)

jessica said...

AHAHAHAH gimli .
thats hilarious .
im glad you had fun :)
& the model is darya from premier,t hough she des bear a major resemblance to emma watson, you're right.

Miss Woo said...

lol the picture of the Glimli guard reminds of the a guy I once met who argues that Lord of the Ring is a documentary. We didn't keep in touch.

and glad you had fun at the concert, look EPIC!

Kylene said...

Hey, your outfit is so unique! I love it! and your hair is pretty too. ^_^

check my blog please?

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Rosé Magritte said...

:)

Ashleigh said...

My friend was there too to watch teh Pixies and told me it was AMAZING- Just like you described

xx
good luck with the whole move! Back to school ;)

Danielage said...

My girlfriend (xubox) is a big fan of yours and it's through her that I saw your blog. I never really had a reason to comment 'cause I'm not exactly much for fashion, I just wanted to congratulate you on seeing the Pixies... I know the feeling, I was front row centre for their first reunion tour back in 2004 and it was amazing. If you're ever looking for some new music, you should check out my blog.

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

Maverick Malone said...

omg, love your outfit! the concert pics are sweeeeet you must've had so much fun!!!

xox, mavi <3

Anonymous said...

Ohh, excellent pics.
What an epic experience.
*sighs dramatically*

Peace, love, empathy,
Sar

sarah said...

i love your music posts. i saw the pixies at the greek theater in berkeley and i myself was parked directly infront of kim. she smoked like a chimney, but she still hits the high notes!! good luck with the move ;)
xo s
p.s. love the outfit.

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

yeeeears ago i had said that if the pixies ever got back together for shows i wouldn't get married. my friend still holds me to that.

Connie said...

I saw Pixies @ Virgin fest in Toronto last weekend!! they were amazing, trust me. I love Pixies, freaking great. stuff. saw Sloan and Franz that day too. Pretty good openers.

Big up to a fellow Pixies fan!

I surfed onto your blog after seeing your post on Ashleigh's blog (Rantings of a Fashion addict)

Danielle said...

Those tights are pretty fly.

frances said...

i love the leggings, they're tremendous x

Meaghan said...

THAT SAME SECURITY GUARD was at rogers picnic last year!!! i have like fifty pictures of him ahaha that is hysterical.
i had tickets to Vfest when it was in orillia but when it moved it got awkward between us. oh well, glad you had fun!

Wanderlusting said...

SO LUCKY! I still wear my Breeders shirt...