Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rural Alberta Advantage

A few weeks ago I headed into NYC to see one of my favorite bands, The Rural Alberta Advantage, play a show at the Bowery Ballroom. The evening began with a foray to SoHo to meet some friends for dinner and drinks before the show.










Then we walked over to the Bowery and took in the performance – which was absolutely amazing! Afterwards I got a chance to chat with the band for a bit and snap a few photos (sorry for the grainy, dark photos...my iPhone does not make the best camera).

I so so so wish I was not making this super odd face in this pic with 2/3 of the band and my helpmeet flashing an equally geeky smile. This might actually be one of the worst photos of us in existence...











I was also able to pick up both their albums on vinyl (for a very reasonable price) and have them autographed by the band. Then it was the 2 am train to New Haven for this tired and happy gal.

This is how you raise the roof on the train home

The only down point was that it started pouring while we were strolling around and I had neglected to bring an umbrella so my friend and I hilariously raced from garbage can to garbage can pulling out mangled, broken, and abandoned umbrellas that were just sturdy enough to make it to the next garbage can and a new, slightly damaged, umbrella.

22 comments:

Emma said...

Looks like you had a Great time. I really want to go to NYC sometime soon. My Husband is from there.

Ellen ♥ said...

wow. looks fun! :) its' raining but you really had a great time. :)

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

So fun! I love live music! And look at all the great pictures you too :)
Yay for vinyl!

Claire said...

sounds like a fun, wet, memorable night! I love that pic of you raising the roof...and cracking up at the one with you and the band. Too funny!

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Debby said...

Love NYC... even in the rain. Looks like you had a ball! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

So fun! Yayyyy for NYC! :D
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Emily Marie said...

I love the pictures of the rainy outdoor NYC streets - looks romantic :)
And, that's awesome that you got to hang with the band. I love new music, I'll have to check them out.
I am going to NYC at the end of April, can't wait!
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Twenty.Something said...

Sounds like such a good time and quite the NYC adventure! Those are always the best!

I'm going to check this band out...

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StyleID said...

Looks like fun ... NY looks appealing even with the rain ... I actually like your face in the picture, its fun.
NY streets look so inviting, as I said eve with the rain.
Thanks for sharing.

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laura said...

Looks like a fun time! I love the jewel hat/shoes!
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Nav said...

looks like you had a great time with your friend. I love the running from garbage can to garbage can story.

My fav pic is the one where you are raising the roof on a train!! haha xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like a fun time. Love the picture on the train!

xo

Collette Osuna said...

Thumbs up is right!! The band looks great..and your NYC pics make me miss my FAV City in the world..bigtime!!!!

fashion provocateur said...

wow looks amazing really jealous
and i love your header .. looks like magic!!!

i would love to travel to nyc glad you had a great time!!

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Bonnie said...

You actually used garbage can umbrellas?
HERO.

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Fashion Limbo said...

oh I do love those glitter shoes at the start of the post sooo pretty! Looks like you had a lot of fun, I adore going to see live music, it's one of my favourite things ever. Thanks for sharing xx

Marie a la Mode said...

Looks like you had an amazing and fun time! I'm so jealous you can just hop on a train to NYC! I have never been there but yearn to go! I love the Oilers cap in that photo by the way ; )

Diana Mieczan said...

It sounds so fun and I love those street images. So beautiful! Have a great afternoon, sunshine
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HitomiNeko said...

looks fun~ my fd just visited NYC~ I now want to visit it too =)

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Pamela said...

LMAO at your description of the pic with the band. You guys look like you're excited and having fun! Sounds like a great night.

Jessie said...

Looks like a very fun time!!

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Seems exciting!

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