Kygo, I Love You!

Guys, GUYS!

I saw Kygo one Saturday at Navy Pier in Chicago.

If you don’t know who Kygo is, well, take a deep breath because your life is about to change. I’ll let you start with these and then you can take the reins:

While guiding this past summer, it was like I was sponsored by Kygo. I forced every single group I had to listen–and love–his music, and now I’m doing it to you guys. I think my technique has gone pretty well because one of my former passengers is now seeing him in concert in London! If only he knew of my dedication, we’d probably be married.

I honestly have no idea how I became obsessed; all I know now is that I can never NOT love Kygo. We’ve been through a lot, you know? He’s accompanied me through all the highs and lows of tour guiding, I’ve supported him in his early days; every single one of his songs takes me back to driving for hours on end, every time he sees a rabid fan girl reminds him of me–there’s no dissolving a mutually beneficial relationship like that.

I used my remaining budget to eat fondue

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You know how I’m trying to be a responsible and budget, aka take the fun out of getting a paycheck in the first place? I don’t know if responsible adults do this, but I spent what’s left of my available money on cheese fondue. It’d been a whole 2 weeks since I ate anything dairy–and it’s MELTED CHEESE! The only type of cheese that tops melted cheese is probably burnt cheese, or am I the only one that has put a slice of cheese in a skillet to burn? This broke both my budget and my scale but I have absolutely no regrets because it was amazing bread coated in the best cheese ever at this place in Chicago called Quartino, an Italian tapas-style restaurant. We were surrounded by established adults and felt so adult doing adult things. Later, we’d laugh at our entire night because we’d go from being with established adult to being with people who were still living the fake ID life.

I remembered I have a love/hate relationship with concerts

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The concert was an emotionally confusing time for me. Never have I been so ecstatic (ask my friend, I was literally bouncing around when we arrived) yet SO HULK-ANGRY at the same time.

Back in the day, I had this whole phase where I was a ~festival-goer~. Even part of my blog tagline said something like “fucking loves going to concerts.” (Michelle, you’ve been to 3 festivals. That, by no means, makes you a Festival-Goer.)

As we stood there for 3.5 hours before Kygo got on stage, I had plenty of time to take stock of my feelings now for concerts.

Reasons I love concerts:

  • Seeing the artist in person
  • That deafening, ear-ringing volume you can’t really get at home
  • Excuse to elbow people freely

Reasons I hate concerts:

      • Douchebags galore
      • Spilled drinks
      • Casual racism
      • Douches
      • Non-consensual/accidental grinding
      • People that arrive late but still think they deserve to be in the front row
      • I like being able to walk, but it’s not possible after concerts
      • This girl:
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 Weekends are not just a blur

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The day after, I hobbled over to a brunch spot near the train station to meet a former passenger for brunch to catch up, feeling not unlike someone who’s been carrying a giant bear on their shoulders all weekend. We chatted, laughed, and discussed upcoming adventures. But most importantly, had THE BEST red velvet french toast ever! Let’s not pretend, America, this is cake disguised as an acceptable breakfast option.

After we said (temporary) goodbyes, I boarded the 2:40 train for my hour-long journey home. Like any other Sunday, I’d woken up around 11AM, rolled around for a bit, and scrounged around for some food. However, unlike every Sunday, where I feel like I’m trying to stop a treadmill from working, I felt content. Sated.

I’ve always understood that “time flies when you’re having fun,” and have been under the impression that in order for time to slow down, I need to be stiller. So there have been weekends where I camp in front of the TV to feel every single second of the weekend tick by. But come Monday, I’d feel restless in knowing that nothing was added to my life.

Now, after such a full weekend, I’ve come to realize that the weekend is going to slip away no matter how hard I try to stop it. However, by squeezing as much activity into the weekends, I’m able to feel ready to greet another Monday.

How do you like to spend your weekends?

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  • http://www.clemandmarcella.wordpress.com/ Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    Oh my, I can see why you have told everyone you know about Kygo, I pressed play to both of those tracks and LOVED them! Thanks for the recommendation, Michelle!!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Haha you’re welcome, Marcella! Glad you enjoyed them :) Have fun checking out his other stuff!

  • http://alocaltraveler.com Alexandra // A Local Traveler

    Totally understand the love/hate for concerts, but sounds like a blast! Navy Pier would be an interesting place to see someone – also a love/hate relationship! I’ve been super into the Chicago music scene recently…. hard to go wrong with so many great artists and venues.

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Yeah, I grew up in the Chicago suburbs but never knew that Navy Pier had that venue at the end! Weird. Do you live in Chicago? What’s your favorite place so far?

      • http://alocaltraveler.com Alexandra // A Local Traveler

        I do live in Chicago! Recently I’ve been loving Double Door, I really want to check out Thalia Hall as well. There are just so many options!

        • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

          I’m going to take notes, haha. I brought a friend to Kingston Mines, which is always cool, but that cover charge… That’s awesome that you live in Chicago! I know so few bloggers in my area :)

  • http://www.twofeet-oneworld.com/ Jessi @2feet1world

    Hahaha ahhh yes the old love/hate relationship with concerts. Nothing makes me feel old like one – but I love live music! And I agree, I prefer to pack stuff into my weekend – as long as I still have a little down time, I like feeling like I have seen and accomplished lots, if I can!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Hahaha, seriously! Especially a semi-EDM concert whose main audience is 18-year-olds. Down time is so important! It’s all about FEELING accomplished… not necessarily that you DID accomplish ;)

  • http://www.whatupswags.com/ SWAGS @ What Up, Swags?!

    Such a fun post, Michelle! Haha, concerts are not for the faint of heart! I’m sure Kygo will find you someday! Thanks for linking up with Travel Tuesday!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Thanks!

  • http://adventitiousviolet.com/ Camila @ AdventitiousViolet

    Oh I’d never heard of Kygo – will definitely give it a listen when I get off of work :) and all those cons about concerts are the reasons I don’t go to concerts lol unless I can get a seat! Well that said I am going to a concert next week haha

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      You definitely should ;) and haha true about the seat but sitting at a concert makes me feel lame! My poor feet would love it if I did that more though. Who are you seeing?!

      • http://adventitiousviolet.com/ Camila @ AdventitiousViolet

        City & Colour in Glasgow :)

        • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

          I LOVE City & Colour!! I think I saw them at Lollapalooza one year, but I don’t remember ;) Have so much fun!

  • http://www.crumbsinthebed.com/ Kerri

    That girls arms must ache something chronic the next day! I’m totally with you on a love hate relationship with concerts. We went to see the Twenty One Pilots in Sunday, and I love the band and the music but I certainly didn’t enjoy the weird butt movement the guy in front was doing which made it look like he was trying to butt hump me…

    I’m all about packing as much into the weekend as possible… or at least making the most of it. Sometimes that involves hiking in the pouring rain, other times it involves my sofa, but I hate the feeling of the weekend going by without my realising it.

  • http://lanivcox.wordpress.com/ Lani

    Thanks for introducing us to Kygo. If you like him, you might like Aeroplane. He’s my favorite of this genre: https://soundcloud.com/aeroplane xxoo

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Michelle @ Mishfish13

      Of course! I’ll definitely check him out :) Thanks for the rec!!