Friday was Capitol Hill Block Party 2008 and man, was it fun. Much better than last year. Started off with a half-day at worked followed by wonderful happy hour drinks with friends, a crazycherry stop and then the show.
We got there with perfect time to see U.S.E. But gotta say, was a little disappointed that the set was so short and they only played one old song. Is it too hard to ask for a little "Emerald City" or even some "Vamos ala Playa"? Oh well, let's just hope this means that a new album with FINALLY come out.
In between sets of bands we wanted to see there was lots of drinking and a sign caught our attention $2 jello shots and $2 PBR. Perfect, we thought. Not so much. Probably the worst idea ever -since the bar thought that blending cucumber and alcohol was a good idea. So not only did is just taste gross, the texture was disgusting. PBR never tasted so good after that.
We also got to see Vampire Weekend, who were awesome. They played their entire album and the crowd was into them as well - which always makes a show better. Though since it was the end of the night we were all pretty tired, hungry and a little cranky, so anyone who tried to push past got elbowed (a lot).
Though the BEST part of the Block Party was getting to experience Girl Talk. Oh man - what a fun and great experience. It was a huge dance party, something that I have not done in a while and I definitely needed it. I can even block out the bitches next to us who kept trying to get in front of us and the cute boy - who turned out to be jack ass and tried to push in front of us. However, I won't forget how JEALOUS I am of my friend Paul who got to dance on stage during the show. But I think I was also excited to see that he was back in town.
However, the best moment of the night goes to running into two old friends who I have not seen in a year and were literally talking about them earlier in the day. While we didn't get to talk for too long, it was so great to see them again and to reconnect.