I took a little jaunt up to Richmond VA with a couple friends this weekend to see Broken Social Scene. It was fun and it was nice to spend some time with Catherine and Jason. I drove up to Roanoke to meet up with them and we all drove to Richmond together. We took the longer way up 220 to 64 through, among others, a town called Iron Gate which seemed to be nothing but churches. It was a beautiful drive.
The show was good. The National was a great venue even though I had a 7 foot tall guy standing in front of me almost the entire time. The Wooden Birds opened who Catherine is in love with and was super excited about. I thought all their songs sounded the same and it was kind of boring (sorry Cat!). Broken Social Scene played for over two hours which they tend to do. It went a little long for me and it was ridiculously loud but I enjoyed it.
Before leaving Roanoke to head home to Winston I noticed an old Singer sewing machine, the kind in the table outside our friend Ariel’s house and decided to take it home. She said it’d been sitting outside for a while and the finish is obviously bad but it worked last time she tried so I have my fingers crossed. Who wouldn’t want three machines, especially two old Singers.