Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lollapalooza 2011 Recap!

My friend Shannon made the trip out again this year for Lollapalooza and it was a blast! Here are some of the highlights from that weekend.

One of the first groups we saw was Foster the People and it was a great way to kick off the weekend. They are one of my new favorite bands right now and they put on a great show. We were packed in with thousands of other people, dancing and singing along to Pumped Up Kicks.

Bright Eyes was another Friday highlight. We both fell in love with this band.

Then we had to make probably the biggest choice of the whole weekend, Coldplay or Muse. We chose Muse since we had both seen Coldplay several years ago and I think we made a good choice, Muse was amazing.

Saturday started out with Walk the Moon, it was my first time hearing them and I think I have a new favorite after that show. They were awesome. Then we saw another new favorite band Fitz & the Tantrums, it was one of the shows I had been looking forward to for weeks and they did not disappoint! Saturday was really low key which was nice, we didn't have to run all over the park to see the bands and we got to hang out in the shade most of the day. Saturday night ended with Eminem and he put on a great show.
Sunday was crazy. Lots of great bands early in the day, we saw Gold Motel, The Joy Formidable, Noah and the Whale, City and Colour, Flogging Molly and Portugal the Man. Right before we saw the Arctic Monkeys it started to rain. Not just a little bit of rain, but the kind of pouring rain where you get soaking wet and it turns the field where you are standing into a giant mud puddle! It only lasted about 20 minutes and then the bands started to play again.

We ended the weekend with the Foo Fighters. After the first 10-15 minutes of the show it started pouring rain again but the band just kept playing! Here is a video of them playing during the rain, it was amazing how much was hitting the stage.

It was a great way to end the weekend. On the walk out that night everyone said this was the epic moment of the weekend and I have to agree!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

First Challenge at the Craft Fancy Blog!

The first challenge is up on the Craft Fancy blog right now and this week we are challenging you to use paint on a project. Here is the card that I made for the challenge this week!

Be sure to check out the blog for more details, you could win a $10 gift card to either spend in the store or our online shop, your choice!