Last night I saw the Australian band The Temper Trap, at one of LA's downtown hot venues, Club Nokia. This band is getting a lot of popularity due to the movie, "500 Days of Summer". Their song "Sweet Disposition" is in the film and it's fast becoming loved by all. I absolutely adore it! If you haven't listened to it before, I highly, highly recommend checking it out. Of course, by all means, listen to any of the band's songs. The lead singer, Dougy Mandagi, has a voice unlike any I've heard before. It's amazing.
So, like most people at concerts, at some point during the 2nd or 3rd song, I enter a state I like to call, the 'concert high'. The 'concert high' consists of a variety of things:
- Ringing/Buzzing in your ears. Gotta love live blaring music!
- A comfortable sway or dance move according to the music tempo.
- Maybe even numb or sore feet from all the standing and dancing. I have learned the hard way to always wear comfortable flat shoes to concerts.
- Glossy and somewhat dry eyes from all the smoke/fog machines up on stage.
- Feeling slightly hot and sweaty but not really caring because the music is just that good.
- A burning desire to rush home and write the next best song of the year for yourself.
- A new found love, respect, adoration, admiration, passion, envy and perhaps even lust for all musicians. : )
- Finally, a general awesome feeling that you and everyone else at that concert are enjoying amazing music altogether. It's a beautiful thing, right?