I'm really tired, so I'll try and recap the last 24 hours, or at least the amazing night, in breif.
Yesterday started out as a normal day, lounge around the house, sleep... yay! So around 5:30 David came over and picked me up where we proceeded to go on 495N to River Road and back into dc (all as a method to avoid traffic) Though there was a sligh confusion because of descrepencies on the mapquest map, we made it there at 6:11.
It had rained earlier in they day, and we were hoping for a nice, cool, DRY, evening. Well it was nice, and cool, but definently not dry. Around 6:30 it started to rain preety hard, so we stood under a tree, as did the other 30 people there at that time, with the exception of a few people. All of a sudden I see this Looney Tunes umbrella, and I'm like, oh thats probably Carni, and poof it was! I haven't seen carni since December. For those of you who dont know, Carni used to live really close to me, we went to school from 4th - 6th grade together, and every saturday after shul I'd head over to his house, across of from shul. We were the best of friends, seriously you couldn't separate us. So come 10th grade he moved to MD, and we kinda drifted apart from there, still friends, just we each made out own seperate lives... So back to the story...
So its raining soft, hard, soft hard, and of, so the first band is setting up but everythign is being covered in tarp, its an outdoor concert on an uncovered stage. So finally 7:30 comes, and the first band, named oddly enough, the Aquarium, starts to play. It was just a dorky dude and his electric organ and keyboard on top and a preety hot drummer gal. Despite my expectations, they seriously were preety good... So after the first song you hear this distorted crackle effect, all the while the drummer is beating away at her drums and you can see the water flying off it each time she hits. Well all of a sudden everyone comes to realize that the keyboard, is not purposly producing this distortion effect. Jason, the keyboardist/singer, had been playing his best under the tarp, but it was seriously raining, and the keyboard shorted out. So then he switched to the organ only, which seriously rocked. And luckly didn't short out. They played one or two more songs, he adlibed some funny lyrics about how it was his birthday, as it was, and how his keyboard was fucked and how it was seriously raining. So they got a big cheer, they were great sports and preety good imho. Jason stood up and slapped his drummer high five, and as he was leaning over, because it was so we, slipped and fell on top of the drums.
So next the main band is coming on, The Dismemberment Plan, this is there last concert in the USA ever. So they start setting up slowly, and the rain gets seriously much harder. So now David and I are both drenched, and girls in white shirts and covering up their chests, well... with the exception of a few.
The time is now 7:47, after standing in the rain for 45 more minutes, freezing my ass off, (the tree didnt' offer much coverage for this rain), I started getting really really cold, but I was determined to wait it out, I mean hell hypothermia isn't that bad, is it? :-D.
D-plan came out a couple times and told us how this was "fucked up" and "not a real concert with it raining" and how they would find a way to give us another concert because of the rain. But the posibility still lingered that they would have to cancel for the evening.
So about 8:30 the rain let up, into a light drizzle and d-plan came on. The show seriously rocked. They were amazing on stage, funny, and energetic even though they were cold and wet too.
The lead singer came off as a jackass though. He made multiple comments about the aquarium's keyboard being fucked. The first time it was funny, but progressivly it got worse, and in retrospect, I'm kinda annoid at him, although he thanked the aquarium, who was long gone at that time I think, for sticking out in the rain, he made such obnoxious comments as "hahahah their keyboard is fucked, and they won't ever be able to perform again, because they can't afford a new one because they'll never make any money."
Other than that the concert,which could only go on for an hour due to permit restrictions for public performance after 9:30, seriously rocked. I am glad I waited it out.
So David and I get back in the car, turn the heat up full blast, mind you its like 80 degrees outside. And were still cold as hell. So I get home take a hot shower and snuggle in some blankets, exhausted.
I wake up this morning, knowing I had a sinus infection, as I felt it the day before and was just too lazy to goto the doctor at that time, and went to the doctor, for a whole 3 minute appt, and a 57 minute wait.
AHHHHHHHHH... 15 buck copay for them to tell me what I already know and for them to write me a perscription for an antibiotic on paper..
Oh well, so I came home and went back to bed and woke up around 2.
And now I'm here.