H&M beanie // Two Door Cinema Club tshirt // gogo philip for Topshop cube necklace // Cost Plus World Market bracelets
Last Tuesday, I went to the Two Door Cinema Club // St. Lucia // Friends concert and it was quite an experience. Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia rocked it. Friends was something else entirely–I’ll get to that. All in all–the concert was loads of fun. I give it a solid 8 out of 10.
The venue: Fox Theater in Oakland. One word: gorgeous. It’s a small-ish, cozy venue with awesomely adorned ceilings and walls. I wish I took pictures, but I couldn’t quite get the right shot. I don’t think my pictures would have done the place much justice anyways.
The scene: Hipstamatic. The venue was filled to the brim with hipsters of all shapes and sizes–short + stocky, tall + lanky, moustached out, flannels on, beanies out, recently-purchased Two Door Cinema Club t-shirts on (sadly, I fell for the hype and shelled out $25 myself–and to think of all the things I could have thrifted with that money on half-price Wednesdays at Salvation Army…shame, shame. Alas, I must wear it 25 times total to make it worth it.). It was a sea of high-waisted shorts, random piercings, and edgy + uncoventional hairstyles.
Disclaimer: Yes, these are overt stereotypes, but, in truth, it’s hard to observe + remove myself from the so-called “hipster” scene entirely. I mean, part of me must have identified myself with them in some sense to end up at the concert in the first place.
The music: I wouldn’t call myself a huge Two Door Cinema Club before the event–I knew some of their songs, but not all of them word for word, especially the songs of their new album Beacon. However, they earned my respect. They’re really good live and I love Alex Trimble’s voice–their music is oddly calming + exciting at the same time. Here’s the video for Sun, one of my favorites from the night.
Now, back to the up-and-coming musical talent–I’ve embedded a video from St. Lucia, called “Before the Dive.” It’s a powerful song–give it a listen.