Are You Serious, Who’s Feeling Young Now?=Outburst. Now uh, I don’t usually do this, but I’m doubling it up today because I’m going to see Andrew Bird with Punch Brothers this weekend and im very excited about it. It’s probably my most anticipated concert of 2018 and my first time seeing either. I’ve long thought these two would make for the perfect lineup and I thought I was dreaming when this tour was announced. It’s going to be a whirlwind of folk and bluegrass, a flurry of musicianship at the top of their game- masters of their craft, complimenting each other perfectly. My strategy leading up to a big concert is usually to listen heavily all week leading up to the show and then try to avoid it completely the day of. I really love the new album from Thile and co. and am super stoked to hear those songs played live with, hopefully, some old favorites peppered in. Also looking forward to finally making a mends for sleeping through their set the only other chance I had to see them at the inaugural @locknfestival back in 2013 before I really knew them. Been kicking myself for 5 years!! The show is outdoors, at a zoo, so I’m hoping some of the haze from all of these wild fires drifts off by then. If you’re gonna be there and want to meet up, and maybe cry a little bit in sheer amazement, let me know. What’s your favorite concert from 2018 so far or upcoming? I’m kicking back with this old standby of an IPA. Nothing too fancy here, just a convenience store go-to with a nice taste and a solid 8.5% abv to cap off a long day.