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Sharon Van Etten // Thalia Hall, Feb. 14, 2019

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I went to my first solo concert on Valentine’s Day, and never again will I question going to a concert by myself! I was worried I would feel awkward or stared at, but it was actually quite nice and there were definitely other people there by themselves too. Apparently going to concerts by yourself is a thing?? I saw Sharon Van Etten at Thalia Hall in Pilsen, and she was just a babe. She came out in a red velvet jumper/pant suit thing and it really worked for her.

She played a mix of her older soulful, folk-y stuff, and newer more upbeat rock jams. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but her new one, “Seventeen”, was great. I was also happy to see “Jupiter 4”, “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”, “One Day”, and “Your Shadow”.

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Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl

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I went to see Hurray for the Riff Raff this past weekend with a friend at Thalia Hall in Pilsen, and we actually saw them at the same venue last Spring about this same time. They were just as good as last year, and their performance of this song particularly spoke to me. I like the idea of a woman being in command of herself, standing her ground, and sticking to her guns! It’s a practice I’m trying to be more mindful of.

I love going to concerts but they can be an isolating experience…you’re surrounded by a crowd of people, so in some ways it’s a collective experience. But each person in the audience is also having a unique experience because the way that music makes us feel is so personal. Whatever thoughts or emotions music elicits in us is specific to us, so in this sense it’s a totally individual experience…it’s a bit sad that you’re with so many people, yet alone. But of course it’s still fun to experience the music, nonetheless.