music monday: live on the green.

Lightning 100, a local independent radio station, hosts a six-week outdoor concert series on Thursday nights in the fall. One of the many (many) reasons I wanted to be in Nashville. This year was their fourth, but my first. And, for some reason, I only made it out to one night (the final night) out of the six.

Let's not even talk about how I let that happen, okay.

My new friend Julie is all about the live music, and I'm pretty sure she was there every week. So I tagged along with her and we had a fun time working our way towards the front of the crowd. I guess it's also worth mentioning that the last night of the series is referred to as "Scream On The Green" and there's a costume contest and whatnot. Not many people dressed up, but there were a few good costumes.

The Delta Saints (in the photo) played first and we missed probably the majority of their set, but the last few songs we did catch were great.

Some '70s cover band played next and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I thoroughly enjoyed it. And Julie did too, as she kept turning to me during each song and saying, "THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG EVER." It was awesome, and made me wonder if she has a lot of favorite songs, or if it was that side effect of live music which makes you love it way more. Like that time Keith Urban came out on stage and T screamed, "I LOVE HIM!" even though we were at that concert solely for Carrie Underwood.

Here Come The Mummies played last and, in an effort to keep it positive, I'm just going to say that they put on a great show. Very high energy. And it's always awesome to be in the middle of a crowd of people who visibly love the music. Like that Donald Miller quote about watching somebody love something, like they're showing you how to love it too. Their energy was contagious, although I wouldn't quite say I loved it the same way they did. I mean, it's probably a good thing I couldn't really make out the lyrics, and I wouldn't suggest you Google them either.

We ended up leaving before their set was over to beat the crowd and the traffic and also, we both really had to pee. Not to mention that we both had to be up early the next morning. So we called it a night.