Saturday, July 16, 2011

Incubus



Tonight I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Incubus concert,
as if I didn't remind everyone on Facebook about 10 times today.

You see, my love with Incubus started when I was in 8th grade.
A boy I had a huge crush on told me it was his favorite band..
so of course I lied and said that I loved them too.
When he asked me my favorite song, I instantly looked online for some sort of answer.
I thereafter was an Incubus fan, maybe a not so devoted one at first... but a fan nonetheless.

Fast forward to my 16th birthday...
All my other friends were planning fancy sweet 16 parties.
I was planning a roadtrip.
Incubus was playing in AZ and that was about the closest we could get to them
My mom so graciously agreed to drive me and my closest friends to the concert that night and then back again for seminary the next morning. Talk about best mom ever.
I still consider that concert the best I've ever been to.
We returned that next day to school wearing our sweaty, beer scented, band t-shirts.
It was perfect.

4 years later and here I am, in Santa Barbara CA, attending an Incubus concert.
This time with my little sister and her two best friends.
They opened with the song "Wish You Were Here"
Providence. Took the thought right from my mind Brandon.

Wish You Were Here

I dig my toes into the sand
The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds
Strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind
Pretend that I am weightless
And in this moment I am happy...happy

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here

I lay my head onto the sand
The sky resembles a back lit canopy
With holes punched in it
I'm counting UFOs
I signal them with my lighter
And in this moment I am happy...happy

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
Wish you were here

The world's a roller coaster
And I am not strapped in
Maybe I should hold with care
But my hands are busy in the air saying:

I wish you were here
I wish you were

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
Wish you were here




I wish you were all here with me to see the show,
just like we were 4 years ago.
It would have been a lot more fun with my best friends there.
But I can't help but smile when I think about what they are doing while they are all away.
Full time missionaries, EFY Counselor, and Nanny.
So even though I wish you were here with me, for my own selfish reasons, I'm glad that you are where you are.
Lets not wait another 4 years until we see them together again.



p.s. I had to look on Myspace for these pictures.
Myspace. Really.

2 comments:

Brigham & Jessica said...

love love Incubus!!!!!!!!

i miss you and aqueous transmission (sp?) are my favs.

is that the scarf i gave you you are wearing? I can not tell but it looks cute nonetheless.

Farryn said...

i cant believe that was 4 years ago!! so crazy! best concert ever!!!