One of the nicer things about our kids being a little bit older is that it is way easier to do things without them. Like go to concerts. Sixteen years ago I could barely fathom having the energy to go out to dinner, let alone head out to a club to see a show, but now we can. And we do! Thursday night we drove out to Boston to see Belly play, and to say it was amazing is an understatement!
Belly is one of Drew’s favorite bands, and I have always liked them a lot too. Back in March we saw Tanya Donelly play a show with Kristen Hersh. And it was great, but seeing Belly rock out was just the best. No opening act. Two awesome sets. And an encore. I heard the three songs I really wanted to hear (Super-Connected, Feed the Tree, and Low Red Moon), and it was so much fun!
I love the new music on their new album, Dove, and seeing them play these songs live just gave the music a completely new dimension for me.
Next up, we’re going to see Yo La Tengo in a couple weeks. But this time the show is a little closer — actually it’s across the street from my husband’s office, so that’s rather convenient!