April 5, 2010

night thoughts of a tired surgeon

Back to talking about SXSW....

WARNING: some major fan-girling will be happening in this post.

Alright, one band that completely fucking STOLE my heart was The Veils.

I've met Finn before whilst spending some time in NYC last summer, but didn't actually get to see them play live because the show was sold out.

Finn was a total sweetheart and we chatted a bit and I took his polaroid.

last summer:

For me, The Veils were one of those bands I HAD to see during SXSW and one of the few shows that I actually attended. I have only heard great things about them live and how amazing they are as people, I had to check it out for myself.

Luckily, they were playing a daytime party at Lustre Pearl with some other great bands like Dawes and Delta Spirit (which I'll post photos of that later...)

Now, I had some pretty high expectations for this band and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. They were great, even for playing so early in the day. I know a lot of bands feel they play better at night but they were uh-maze-ing.

So, I am not going to lie, I still get really nervous when I ask bands to take their polaroids or photograph them in general. I overanalyze, try and think of something clever to say, etc etc...I'm just hot crock pot mess when it comes to these things. I don't know why. I'm just really neurotic that way...

When I saw the band just standing around at the end of the daytime show, I finally mustered up enough courage to talk to them and ask to take their polaroid. They were more than ecstatic to this request. After I took the polaroid Finn remembered me from when I took his polaroid in NYC. He said there aren't that may people out there still taking polaroids, especially one with a mustache on it (my spectra polaroid camera has a fake mustache on it.)

Anyways, the whole band were complete sweethearts and hoped I would make it to their evening show errrr technically morning, the show was at 1am...but things didn't quite work out and I burned a bridge with the venue they were playing at earlier that week...blah blah blah...but I am glad to have seem them live, finally. And, I hope to see them again soon. And spend some proper time with them. They seem incredibly nice.

the whole crew, freaking adorable

1 comment:

tammy said...

that's great patrice...
is this the story you were talking about with them? :)
this is also one of my favorite polaroids of yours...
you captured such awesome energy!

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