Monday, July 19, 2010
Originally I was supposed to go home this past weekend to go to Pitchfork, but plans fell through, and in its place I went out to Coney Island on Saturday for the Siren Festival. It was hot and humid out, and we tuckered ourselves out by playing games and going on rides (and you know, being outside in the crippling heat) for a few hours before the first bands we wanted to see. Thus, we only made it through The Pains of Being Pure at Heart before escaping to find food (and air conditioning). After fighting our way through the crowds and making it out to the street, we were defeated and wound up leaving Coney Island altogether, missing Ted Leo's and Matt & Kim's sets. It was the best choice because one of Clare, Ana or I was definitely about to pass out from heat exhaustion.
Notes on the day:
* Spookarama is just lame, not campy or funny - just lame. Do not waste your money.
* Bumper cars are as fun at 24 as they were when we were younger.
* the Cyclone is super bumpy and knocks you around, but is also a lot of fun.
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart were just as fun and peppy as I expected them to be - and I really liked Peggy's look. Also, we hate whoever managed to hit all 3 of us in the back of the head with the same frisbee. And the double-decker guys who threw another frisbee and then really wanted it back. I'm sorry - WHY would you throw it through the crowd if you wanted to take it home?