this evening we went to a concert for the band i’m from barcelona (who, incidentally, are from sweden). i was excited reading concert reviews, which talked about balloons, confetti, and leaving the concert happy and full of joy–and the reviewers were right! the band is comprised of 29 members, and literally started with a group of friends (i think i counted 17 members present at the concert). they sing about things like treehouses, the chicken pox, and sleeping in, and are just overall…happy. they don’t take themselves too seriously, everyone on stage is having fun, and it just makes you want to leave all cares behind and sing along. it was slightly campy (in a good way) and induced giddiness–a great escape from work.
and yes, my hopes of confetti and balloons were fulfilled. i felt like i was at a birthday party.