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Rock Love Wedding: Part 2 – The Main Event

9 Jun

Continued from Part 1

fancy tables

As soon as we walked in, it was like a dream. The room had been decorated exactly as I’d imagined it would — the only mess-up I saw was my own, because I hadn’t remembered to indicate that the Beyonce table should have the sparkly pink table cloth*, so instead it ended up on a side table. Otherwise, the “merch table” that held our mix CD name plate/favors and guitar picks popped right as you walked in the room, the centerpieces were masterfully laid out — perfect shrines to the various music couples**, and the best part was the incredible sweets table, an absolute dream to behold with all of the poofy pink balls and banners and photos of Zack and I***, as well as the treats piled high.

*I obviously never noticed the lack of sparkly pink table cloth. Honestly, it all just washed over me and I was overwhelmed with so many friends and family I loved. I just wanted to hug them all and tell them I loved them. There would be time for that.

**We spent the most time getting all this together, and were thrilled how well it all turned out and that everyone found their tables. And that the trinkets were played with, but we still got them back. Except our Kermit figurine. If anyone knows where that went…

***Originally these pics were up in our apartment as part of the decorating Katie P. helped me with for the proposal, but Caitlin liked them so much we kept them up pretty much all of last year. Continue reading


Clap Your Hands & Say “Yeah”

24 Feb

event-poster-2358385“Have you seen any good shows lately?” Friends ask Caitlin and I this question a lot, since we’ve made a name for ourselves as music bloggers. It used to really get me going, telling tales of crashing, stage diving and the last “best” show I saw. In the last couple months, I’ve mostly responded with, “Shows? Well, I’ve seen a lot of movies…” I believe Caitlin feels similarly, feeling that it’s been hard to balance a demanding manager job with pursuing her love of live music and getting out to a lot of shows*. She put on a successful Free Week show last month, but between busy schedules and cold weather, we’ve found it difficult to see as many shows as we’d like. Thankfully, we got to see three bands in two days this weekend, including a wonderful opportunity to see a solo Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show with less than 50 friends around a bonfire, a new Austin band we really got into and our favorite tribute band around. It was a great re-entry back into live music as we gear up for SXSW.

*This has been depressingly true. Especially when it comes to the local scene, which was so long my wheelhouse, I find it far more difficult to gear up after a long day in the office and get myself to head to a venue and stand around for a few hours. Continue reading