Miles and I, along with some friends of ours, went to Chattanooga this weekend to see M. Ward. "Per the artist's request" we weren't allowed to take any pictures during the show. I had already heard this about M. Ward before, solo and with She & Him. But I hadn't anticipated it making me feel so weird. Every 5 minutes I had to stop myself from reaching for my phone to take a picture out of habit. The whole show I kept seeing people being taken aside by security and confronted about their picture taking. All that confrontation (not even directed towards me) made the night slightly uncomfortable. If you haven't guessed/don't know this about me already--I loathe confrontation. Personal flaw, I admit it. All that to say, I have no pictures from the show. I have no pictures of M. Ward playing the exact same guitar that Miles has the prototype of. Only ~100 of them exist, my boo has the prototype, Matt has one of the few that followed. I mean, thats just a little bit awesome.
Dawes opened for M. Ward and I have to say, they were actually my favorite part of the show. They were simply amazing live. They're coming to Nashy next month, co-headlining with another of our favorites, Blitzen Trapper at a much better venue (in my humble, not so well educated in this area, opinion). The venue in Chattanooga was way too big for my liking, had folding chairs all lined up for us to sit in..which was weird, and then pointless when everyone from the back rows came and stood up front, and they didn't have pbr. I mean, really? So needless to say, I am definitely looking forward to the Dawes/Blitzen Trapper show at Mercy Lounge in a few weeks. If you're in Nashville that night, you need to be there.
All in all, it was fun to get away with Miles. The drive down to Chatt-town was gorgeous, we'll have to do it again when the leaves begin to change. And now that I mention the leaves, I realize all the pictures I took of the drive down are on Miles' phone for some reason.
We stayed at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo (thus the trains and train station), ate burgers (surprise, surprise) at Urban Stack, and I experienced my first Christmas display of the season!