Too old for concert trenches

Yesterday I took a day off work so Z and I could spend it together to hang out. He bought tickets for Radiohead a while back and we decided to make it a day in the city and then head to the stadium at the end. We had a nice brunch and went to a museum showing an exhibit about gaming history and had all sorts of consoles for people to interact with. After a quick dinner at a pub down the street from the museum we went to to the stadium, waited in line for an hour and secured a decent spot about 30 feet from the stage for the night.

The show itself was great. Radiohead mostly played Kid A, In Rainbows, A Moon Shaped Pool, and OK Computer songs – most of which were the more low-key kind. There was a nice mellow tone throughout the show, which was an interesting change for me. I’ve seen them 5 times and this was the most chilled out setlist I’ve seen them play. I’m glad I got to see it.

However, I realized I’m getting old enough to really dislike everything that comes with getting floor tickets for a stadium show. Being surrounded by pot smokers, getting bumped into a million times during the show by that guy/girl who flails like a fish out of water, aka “dancing”, and being engulfed by the general smell of a specific contingent of concert goers who have next to no idea what the word hygiene means. Every once in a while I’d get a blast of refreshing, cool AC air, but then I’d cringe because Eau d’Hipster-Who-Hasn’t-Bathed-In-A-Week would shortly follow. Waiting in line to get in, standing your ground in the GA area and then dealing with all that mess mentioned above for so many years of shows has worn me down. I know that some people love it and will live it to the end or as long as they can stand, but I think this may be my last one.

Monday: Knock Knock Linen shirt, Won Hundred pant, Frye shoes.

Monday

Tuesday: Rosen linen shirt, Uniqlo pant, Jil Sander shoes.

tuesday

Wednesday: (skipped/forgot to take photo while on my day off).
Thursday: Yesstyle linen top, YY pant, Frye shoes.

thursday

I was exhausted today so I wanted to wear an outfit I’m super comfortable in, hence this repeat. I wear this combo a lot and it just works for me.

We got home around 12:30 and I crashed in bed at 1 am. I’m so spoiled by my routine that going to bed this late wrecks me anymore.

Uniform and sale

hoodieoutfit

Uniform again. I wore the skinny jeans because I didn’t put them away from yesterday. Whenever I wear jeans I need to put them away so I can force myself to wear a different pair or even consider some other trousers. Otherwise, I’d wear the same jeans for two weeks straight. Nothing wrong with that, but the point of my doing this is to get out of that rut.

Shirt: J Crew linen v-neck pocket tee. Jeans: Grana. Shoes: Merrell. Necklace: Swarovski – gifted to me. Hoodie: Target – old.

Everlane put up a whole bunch of stuff in their Choose What You Pay “sale”. I grabbed some shoes I’d been eyeing for a long time there. I also bought a pair of trousers that might’ve been a really bad decision. We’ll see. I’ve never tried any trousers from Everlane so I have no idea what to expect with them. I spent hours reading different reviews on the different kinds of trousers on their site and realized if there’s one consistent thing about that company – it’s inconsistent sizing. There doesn’t seem to be any logical reason why the sizing is so whacked and appears to be a common complaint.