There are moments when adult you needs to suck it up (stop being so lazy, in my case) and go do something for teenage you. This Saturday was one of those moments. Lately, I feel like I’ve been giving into the allure of quiet nights in way too often. So when I saw that there was going to be a live podcast show at the RIOT LA comedy festival featuring a cover band that included one of my favorites from high school, I knew I had to go.
Blink 182 was the band that got me into a lot of great music. I remember watching them on MTV, and trying to find out everything about them. That led me to find and fall in love with other bands that they would mention as influences. So when they chose “Silly Girl” by the Descendants as the first song to cover….I felt a (lame and cheesy) feeling like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. That’s one of my favorite songs, by a band I discovered through Blink. I felt like a teenager again, with no worries enjoying a show like that’s all in life that mattered.
I’m so glad I went, even if traffic was horrible, and even if parking was confusing. That hour and a half where I felt free of all the stresses that I carry with me all day….it was completely worth it.
Here’s hoping this year is filled with more adventures.