Back in September, I spent two days in Piedmont Park for Atlanta's Music Midtown festival. Despite the clouds and the pouring rain on day two of Music Midtown, it was still a fantastic event and worth the muddy Chacos. The lineup was great, but I was most excited about finally getting to see Phoenix, who is one of my favorite bands. I love French boys, especially ones that are très musical. :) And it was especially cool to see Thomas Mars run through the crowd -- and past me! -- and climb the rigging at the sound booth as he sang, "Entertainment." What an awesome moment. I wish I reached out to touch his cheveux because he was THAT close for a second. (My French is so good, n'est pas?)
Other highlights from the weekend include listening to 2 Chainz rap about "new sh*t," getting giddy with Weezer, and rocking out with Queens of the Stone Age. Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was a ball of fire, and I couldn't help but feel like I was in high school again with Cake, Jane's Addiction, and Red Hot Chili Peppers in the lineup.
I love music, and I love Atlanta, and Music Midtown was the perfect way to spend a September weekend.
Of course, I'm sure you're wondering where I ate while I was in Altanta.
If you want a good burger and an interesting read, try The Vortex. I went to the one in Little Five Points to celebrate the end of the Music Midtown weekend, and the menu descriptions are as awesome as the food is delicious. I got the Holy Guacamole and an order of Southern Fried Pickles and Cheddar Balls O' Glory. Hello, heart attack! I guess that's why the tagline for The Vortex is, "Because it's never too late to start wasting your life."