Passion Pit.

I observed/realized/was reminded of several things as Kelsea and I gallivanted through Hollywood yesterday for the Passion Pit taping at Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Contrary to popular belief, hipster kids don't just stand and feign boredom at shows; they actually dance and sing along! It was probably a rare occurrence in the hipster world because, let's face it, Passion Pit is the only band in the world to elicit such a response. They are that amazing live. What was once a stand-around-and-wait-while-keeping-aloof crowd became a dance party in a matter of seconds.
  • There are some people from your high school years who will never grow up. They will still find pleasure in gossiping and making other people's lives absolutely miserable. You'll also run into them at random shows because, heck, it's a small world after all.
  • Pee-wee Herman still creeps me out after all these years. Straight up. It was the most awkward thing to witness as he did his interview with Kimmel completely in character.
  • Famima!! is (in my humble opinion) the best convenience store to ever exist. Where else can you find Bawls, Ramune, Hi-chews, Mochi and Beard Papa's under one roof? I miss having one in my town.
  • I will never be able to live in a city where it snows. It was a mere 50°F last night and I could barely move. You people living in winter wonderlands must be laughing right about now. In my defense, the wind chill was crazy cold.
  • Friends that you meet through church are Forever Friends. Enough said.

Now for a video! My favorite part was when everyone chimed in during the first "higher and higher and higher" part of the Little Secrets chorus. It sent chills down my spine, that feeling of unity in a crowd of strangers. Then again, it simply could've been because of the chill in the air. Ha.

My only gripe about last night was their three song limit. They played The Reeling and their single, Sleepyhead, in addition to the televised Little Secrets and promptly said their goodbyes, much to the dismay of the audience. Our shouts for an encore were ignored, but honestly, it wasn't bad for a free show. A good time was had by all and it's safe to say my no-show-streak is over.


3 Responses to "Passion Pit."

katieleigh said... December 9, 2009 at 6:27 PM

"There are some people from your high school years who will never grow up. They will still find pleasure in gossiping and making other people's lives absolutely miserable." Well said.

Thanks for your comment on my photos, I really appreciate you stopping by. I'm loving that little drawing on your header, very cute.

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Brent said... December 12, 2009 at 5:09 AM

They're a pretty cool band. They seem like they came right out of the Silverlake area. Oh, and that "Bawls" drink, GUARANA?! I LOVE GUARANA!!! And yes, Pee Wee Herman is and always WILL be creepy. There was this one cushion chair I had growing up, from the Pee Wee show, the one with the eyes... I never sat in it. Ever.

Karen said... December 24, 2009 at 1:14 AM

I almost went to that taping but had something else to attend. I did make it to the Switchfoot performance on Kimmel though and that was great!

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