Or, the day in when Ben goes to a concert!
That title line can’t be right. It’s a pandemic! The world is ending! There can’t be things like concerts, can there be?
Huh! Ben goes to a concert!!!
Okay, so yeah. I wore a mask, stood away from everyone, and was a kind of “social anti-social public hermit” like thing. But you know what? I WENT TO A CONCERT!!!
Now, full disclosure here – I was supposed to go to TWO concerts this week. Walk The Moon with my neighbors on Tuesday, and then Delta Rae flying solo on Thursday. But I was feeling a bit under the weather on Tuesday, and the neighbors were kinda tired out too, so… in the spirit of “Yes, the pandemic is still a thing” I decided to call it, and take some extra time to rest and recover.
Once Thursday rolled around I was feeling back up to… well, not a full 100%, but at least a solid 84.3%, give or take 0.25%, so I figured that it’d be clear to go on… AN ADVENTURE!
That’s kinda the whole story.
Sort of like hiking, I don’t really know what to type up about the show. It was fun, the opening act was cool, and they played lots of songs that I liked, and even sang along to. I danced! Yay me!
I guess there is one pretty interesting part of the show, though… You see, I was feeling pretty bummed that I’d skipped the Walk The Moon show on Tuesday, and was definitely partially regretting my choices. I knew it was probably the right call, but… maybe it wasn’t? My brain was all confused and on the fence, you know?
Then, the Universe (yes, capitalized) gave me a sign. I was clearly told that, yes, I’d made the right decision.
What was the sign? Well… an interesting thing about Delta Rae is how amazing they are as performers. Their shows are tightly controlled, their aesthetics are on point, and their stage presence is off the charts. They’re unapologetically THEM, and they present it perfectly. Part of that is, in all the times I’ve seen them live, they’ve never covered another band’s songs, at least that I can remember.
But this time, at the very end of their set, during the Encore, they covered something. I like Walk The Moon, obviously, and my favorite song of theirs is called “Shut up and Dance”. When Delta Rae broke into a cover… I was ecstatic! Confused, since there’s absolutely no link between the bands that I know of… but the fact that they covered the song I was most excited to see, and most sad that I missed…
Well, that’s a pretty good sign in my book.