And It Makes Me Smile All Around, All Around

“And then his sweat hit me, and then I cried.”

– My 10th grade English teacher, Miss Barker,
recalling the time she touched Joe Perry’s leg


I saw the Polyphonic Spree!!!!

I have been in love with this band since forever. Moyno took me to see them at the Pageant on Saturday night and they were unbelievable. We were sitting, like, 10 yards away from them and they were all dancing and smiling and basically freaking out along with the audience.

While they were setting up, they had a big red sheet draped across the stage. Tim DeLaughter cut out a big heart with scissors and jumped out of it. He’s so beatific all of the time, and you can’t help but smile just by looking at him.

They covered us in confetti TWICE during the FIRST SONG, which pretty much set the tone for the whole evening.

The first part was mostly new songs, and they were wearing their new Fragile Army uniforms – which are cool in a way but it’s a whole different vibe than what I’m used to.

They “left” after a half hour, changed into their white robes, and surprised us by coming around back and walking through the crowd – all 900 of them. Then they sang Lithium and Soldier Girl. This is my new favorite concert moment ever.*

Tim’s little son was onstage for the second part. He was wearing a mask like Prince Michael Jackson and beating a marching band drum. Tim kept passing him the mic in between songs. It was adorable.

I counted four other confetti blasts, but there may have been more. It was pure delirium after a while.

The two drummers had a drum-off, the keyboard player and harpist had pretty solos, and the choir did Pantene hair-flippy dance moves. I pointed at the hot trumpet player and he waved at me.

The Polyphonic Spree is so ridiculously happy all of the time. They just make me high on life. I love them. Best show ever.

Oh and then! I was at the merch booth, and Tim DeLaughter popped out of the door right next to me! And he signed my program!

And then he bit it!!! I have Tim DeLaughter’s teethmarks on my wall!!

He was all sweaty and smiley and I gave him one of those “you’re so cute and awesome that I’m scared to touch you” half-hugs. Le sigh.

Moyno is the only person I know who likes them as much as I do, and we happened to discover this like the day before the show. So hooray for Moyno!


This weekend was full of happy stuff. Friday night I had about 10 people over to watch Hot Fuzz and it was super fun. Sometimes it’s weird to mix my friends, but they all seemed to like each other. It was the first gathering at the new place and I wanted to do something special, so I made cupcakes with blue icing and badges:

On Sunday I took the leftovers to Twin Peaks Club, and Charles called them “Copcakes”, which is adorable.

Warren and Sarah had an awesome idea to watch The Sandlot next. I don’t know how we’ll make s’mores in my apartment but I’m working on it.

I got asked on a date during another date. What universe am I in and how do I stay here forever?

Speaking of universe, I watched Firefly and Serenity and I am in love. Would anybody be down for a Firefly Club?

Oh, I also got a haircut from Ricky, the only person in the world who loves that movie The Faculty as much as I do. I don’t know what he does to me while we’re gossiping, but I end up having perfect Asian-girl hair for like a week and a half after I visit him.

I am super super happy. Finally.

*My second favorite concert moment was at the Beastie Boy’s Hello Nasty Tour. They were doing “Intergalactic” and Adrock yelled out that line, “LET THE BEAT DRRRRRROP!” All the lights went out and it was pitch black, then they launched into “Sabotage” with strobe lights flashing and the entire place went apeshit.

My third favorite moment was when I was 15 – back when I was totally crushing on Mark and Travis. We all went to the Smashing Pumpkins show. During “Tonight, Tonight” everyone in the audience put their arms around each other and swayed back and forth, so they both put their arms around me and I almost died twice.


Filed under Adventures, Pop Goes The Culture

3 responses to “And It Makes Me Smile All Around, All Around

  1. Jen

    Hot Fuzz – awesome. Copcakes – even awesomer. Copcakes working for Hot Fuzz and Twin Peaks – awesomest. Shout out to your Twin Peaks club ’cause they know what’s up. My mom was the Log Lady for Halloween when I was in the 6th grade. Word! And you know I’m down for Firefly.

  2. HAHAHA! I can totally see your mom as the log lady – tell her that’s awesome. I’m glad you had fun!

  3. RØB

    TPC is almost GONE!

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