The concert in one word was.. AWESOME! It was in a tiny, grungy bar in an iffy area of Chicago. Erin and I stood only a few feet from the stage, and there were plenty of people to watch. The first band was Death Vessel, which, contrary to their name is a laid back hippie guy playing folk music on his guitar, by himself. The crowd got thicker when The Sea and Cake came on. Erin's first comment was "They're old!" They ARE into their 50's, but they've also been around since 1993, and they weren't young then. They were more upbeat than Death Vessel, and there were some people dancing around us. There were some crazies, and one really beautiful boy that we couldn't help but stare at. Then when he started to stare back, we had to move, lest we become stalkerish. Besides, Erin and I are taken ladies!
We noticed a photobooth near the bathroom, and we just had to take two rolls of pictures. Overall, the whole experience was awesome and I would go back in a heartbeat.
We also squeezed in just a little bit of shopping before hand... Alex told me that I no longer get a Christmas present.