Tuesday, June 7, 2011

free...as we'll ever be

Annye & I at Wakarusa!

I hate to steal that song title for my blog post title, but it is truly appropriate. This past weekend reminded me how fun it is to be in your 20s.

Saturday night, Annye and two of our friends headed to see Mumford and Sons at Wakarusa. I almost skipped out--having been at Wakarusa Friday night, nabbing just an hour of sleep, and then working all day on my feet.

My co-worker convinced me I needed to go. I had been so excited about seeing Mumford and she knew it. I needed to stop acting old. "You're only in your 20s once," she told me. Ah, a wise one she is. I manned up and headed back to Wakarusa to have what is sure to be one of my all-time favorite summer memories.

I have always enjoyed music. But I've never been "into" it. I never know the names of songs or the artists. I am the opposite of a music snob, too. Pop, country, rap, alternative, folk, classical...I like them all. My only dislike is really, really hard rock. The screaming stuff. (You can see by that description that my knowledge of music is quite minimal.)

But Mumford. Oh, Mumford. I could listen to their album on repeat for days. I know every word to every song. It makes me want to dance, it makes me relax, it makes me happy,  it makes me wonder, it gives me comfort. It's the first time I've understood how music can move you. How you can feel it in your soul.

Beyond putting on an AMAZING concert, the evening was filled with good beer and great company. Annye and I danced and sang our hearts out to one of our favorite bands, enjoying a summer night without a care in the world--truly being as free as we will ever be.

Miss Meagan!

Annye is very excited. 
The 'Jena' smile. Sexy, right? :)


  1. i'm so glad you didn't back out! it was the best time!

  2. yay! I love this post!:) So glad you went!

  3. You girls look so pretty! Looks like it was a fun time!