10 November 2010

The last 2 days.

Okay, so, back to what this blog is really about...

a whole lot of nothing.

Marcus breakin' it down at The Valarium Monday night
photo via Facebook by Deneicee Carter
{I was there, people.  I SAW that sick belt buckle.}

Monday morning my sister, my cousin, and my friend left for an adventure.

We traveled southeast to Knoxville, Tennessee to see 'Mumford & Sons'.

It was a beautiful drive, ending through hills full of trees all dressed up for fall.

Knoxville is an awesome big, little town.  And, we were completely unaware it is home to the University of Tennessee.  Duh!

We kept seeing people with backpacks all over, and finally asked the guy at the hotel's front desk.

His answer made us really laugh at ourselves, "Um, yeah, there's a college around here.  It's just a small one across the street and a block over, only about 26,000 students.  It's called the University of Tennessee."


The concert itself was phenomenal.  The venue was TINY.  Maybe 500.  Maybe.

Everyone stood.  Everyone sang.  Everyone bounced.

There was amazing energy.

'Lover of the Light', 'Dust Bowl Dance', and 'Roll Away Your Stone' were my favorite.  New(er) song "Broken Crown" was pretty fantastic, too.

All lovely.

King Charles and Cadillac Sky opened.  Both awesome.  Marcus played drums for some of Cadillac Sky's set, then stood slightly back stage left and watched them finish their set enjoying a beer.  So normal.

Jerry Douglas appeared for the encore.  Brilliant.

photo via Facebook by Deneicee Carter

photo via Facebook by Deneicee Carter

photo via Facebook by Deneicee Carter

Then, they had to go and do an 'Avett Brothers' cover of 'Go To Sleep' during the encore AFTER King Charles did 'Lady of the River'.  Be still my heart.


So great!

At the end of the day, it was one of the best live shows I've been to.  

I am very fortunate to have been able to go.

outside The Valarium the next morning.

The End.


  1. I was scrolling down in anticipation of your photo with the band! lol
    Seems like you always manage to sneek a close peek of the band after these special shows... and capture a quick pic... maybe next time, eh? :)

  2. I can't believe my first comment on here is about a band!! I first heard Mumford & Sons on Stargate Universe (nerd alert! :)), and I just had to tell you how jealous I am that you were able to go and hear them. They are FABULOUS! So glad you had a great time! :)

    I promise my next comment will be about something really deep. ;) (Love your blog!)

  3. NICE.
    I'm gonna miss them when they're here. Shitters.

  4. Beth, you look undeniably cool in that last photo. :)


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