Elevn Goes to Twilight
It's a toasty 90 degrees outside as the sun falls to hug the mountains. Our squad J-walks from our studio, across the street to the grass covered block that is our conveniently close destination. The perimeter of the venue is surrounded by the vagabond's the park was home to mere hours before the show. On the other side of the fence, the air holds tightly to the smell of cigarettes, shitty weed, locally crafted beer and sweat. Here you'll see some of the best people watching Sodium City has to offer. The majority is a mix of mormons, free spirited hippies, teenagers who want nothing more than to be tumblr famous and any other unique soul just looking for a good time. As you wander around the pathways of Pioneer Park looking to grab a drink from a booth or a bite to eat from a food truck, there's a beautiful bass line pulsing through your body.
Twilight Concert Series has begun.
Twilight was started to help expand and support the arts in Salt Lake City. It's a series of concerts held Thursday evenings that run through the month's of July and August. The shows headline popular musicians from all over the country for a low easy cost of $5 a ticket.
This week headlined Chet Faker with opening DJ's Brisk and Kaytranada. Sadly, Kaytranada (Who I might add, was the whole reason I wanted to go to this show in the first place.) regrettably ended up canceling after being stuck in Detroit. However, after going anyway, I left that night stoked off Chet. I am now converted.
Now to go more into depth about Chet and the experience he brought into existence for me. Chet Faker is an Australian electronica musician based out of Brooklyn. His angelic voice accompanied by a beautiful beard, heavy hitting synth and groovy beats made it impossible to just stand there looking bored and too cool like most wannabe hipsters do at every other obscure show they attend. In the section of the massive crowd I was in, bodies were bobbing and swaying, if not full on losing themselves to his music. Personally, I've only really ever heard his more generic stuff that's played on the radio. I never really cared for his sound, but let me tell you... If you haven't already sat down and checked out more of his stuff, do it. Radio stations and people in general tend to popularize artists shittiest pieces. I don't understand how but the majority gravitates towards mindless songs they just want to dance to. Chet has so much more to offer.
After the show, the nightlife was buzzing. A summer night that held a more comfortable temperature was breeding ground for happy humans and musically induced minds at ease. The streets were alive well into the night and it gave the city a beautiful connective energy. Anyway, enough of the words, go look at the pictures and I'll catch you next week Twilight.