Hey this is Mark, and I’m posting an amazing experience I had last week. I went to watch a new band I started getting into and they’re called Chvrches. The venue was in a small tavern near San Diego called Belly up. When I walked in it was literally a small intimate space with a bar…and another bar…and next to the bathroom was another bar. Doors opened at 8:00pm and the show started at 9:00pm. My friend and I started gathering in the middle of the dance like disco stage waiting for the band to appear. The reason I said it was like a disco stage was because right above us was a cute little disco ball. When the first band appeared the lights dimmed and the backdrop behind the drums began to show a movie from the 60s. Literally while they performed a silent movie in the background was playing. Then Chvrches came on. BTW both bands were from Scotland and they had pretty awesome accents, and since I was missing out Game of Thrones, their accent made up for it. Right after they came on you immediately feel their energy from the electropop vibe they give off. I felt like one of the people in their music videos where everyone put on roller blades and just skated and danced. Here are some awesome pictures :) Enjoi
Below is them playing and telling a few jokes about how they did a cover of the theme song of Game of Thrones
The photo here is them in action. You can really tell they were into their craft.
Over the weekend Alissa – my roommate, Mark, and I went to San Diego for a day. Alissa is from the area and showed us around the county. It was really gray and cold, which was a bummer because it would have been so much nicer if it was warm. We drove along the coast, starting in Carlsbad and ended up in San Diego. We hung out with seals, saw all the couples in the world at Balboa Park, and ate our hearts out at Extraordinary Desserts.
Just letting you know now, there are a lot of pictures from the day.
The day started off with Mexican food. All our friends from SD always rave about how good the Mexican food is (and for obvious reasons. Actually, it probably wouldn’t be obvious if you don’t know where San Diego is…), so we had to try it. I got a chicken burrito and was so delicious, but I couldn’t finish it because it was super spicy. My mouth was on fire! After lunch we made our way down the beautiful coast.
In La Jolla, hanging out with seals.
Balboa Park. Maybe next time we’ll go into a museum.
For dinner, we went to Alissa’s parents’ Thai restaurant. Mmmmmmmmmm so good! I love Thai food.
After ate, we went to Extraordinary Desserts, it’s basically want the name of the restaurant is. Extraordinary Desserts. OMMMAAGAHHHH. It’s like this place was made for me! I love desserts so much. You should get the pink hot chocolate. Because it’s pink and chocolate… and pink.
We had such a fun day and there are so many things to do and so many things to eat, we’re definitely going to have to make another trip to SD again. I love these two, they’re, like, the best and most amazing people ever. The three musketeers.