Elle Severe Presents

The Big Pink

In Life, Musings, Random on July 31, 2012 by K. Vargo

If you have a chance to go see The Big Pink, go.  Even if you only know one song.  If you are a music fan you will enjoy it.

It has been over two years since one of their songs hit the mainstream but they are still playing small venues.  I saw them at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC and tickets were only $13 apiece.

One day my friend and I were walking by the Rock and Roll Hotel and I saw that Foster the People was playing.  I didn’t get tickets.  I doubt they will ever play a venue that small again.  I learned my lesson to never pass up cheap tickets at a small venue even if I only know one song.  Just go.

The Big Pink played last night, a Monday, they were going on at 9:15 (which isn’t awful) and sometimes it can be a pain to get a back from the Rock and Roll Hotel as it gets later, my friend also had a really long day at work and I was feeling ambivalent.  But we went.  The band was awesome, and the crowds at smaller places really seem more into it and genuine about their love of music.   It made us remember there is more to life than work and why we love this city.  So I encourage you to always go to a show whenever you can.  I have never regretted it and if the band ends up sucking live or you can’t deal with the crowd, you can always leave. But you won’t know until you go.

The Big Pink


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