I always love spending time in Los Angeles. On November 6, my boyfriend & I headed to LA for the evening in order to attend the Julian Casablancas + The Voidz performance at the Wiltern. If you've been keeping up with my blog you know I'm from the San Diego area, so heading to LA for a day trip is about a 2 hour journey. We headed out during the early afternoon & of course, there was traffic. D'oh!
My boyfriend was actually going to head to the show alone because he had to cover the event for a gig (he's a music journalist). I thought I'd come along for the journey so he didn't have to drive to & from LA on a weeknight, go to the show alone, & then have to go to work the next day. Am I a good girlfriend? Sure. Do I also enjoy music? Absolutely. Do I like LA? Most definitely. Aside from being tired for work the next day it was a no-brainer to attend.
The show was pretty cool. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti opened up the night. I don't know if you can spot this in the photo (which is actually a film still), but he was wearing a sleeveless top, short shorts, tights, & high heel shoes similar to that of Jeffrey Campbell. Oh & the shoes were glittery. I'm almost certain that he's not gay. It was just for his performance. As my boyfriend commented, "he's just eccentric, quirky." I thought it was cool. I really enjoyed his voice. He was entertaining, got the crowd going, & had kind of like an old-school rock voice to him.
I found this simple yet cool graffiti on the bathroom stall. It was dated, initialed, & everything. It was just so nonchalantly written. I don't care if I wrote a quote in permanent marker. It's about the music, dude. I liked the grungy vibe of the people at the show. The artist & his music make a difference in who listens.
Next up was Julian Casablancas + The Voids. They were quite energetic live. Julian has an edgy, raspy voice. Definitely a crooner. He was sporting a sleeveless denim vest & signature shaggy hair. In case you didn't know, Julian Casablancas is the lead singer of The Strokes. Here's a music video of JC + The Voidz.
If you want an alcohol beverage at the Wiltern, you're going to have to cough up about $12 for any type of drink. Yep, $12. You could buy a 6 pack of Lagunitas for less than that. However, that's the nature of going out at night. You have to pay for it. The bartender was nice though.
Going along with the grunge theme is this gorgeous toilet shot. Look at the purple walls, the way the water is moving. Just kidding. I just liked the composition of it all. The night was thrilling. It's exciting to have a mini road trip with a loved one. We played some music on the way up, found a quant place to get pizza, & watched a little bit of Ferris Bueller's Day Off before we walked to the venue.
Do you go to live concerts & shows? Have you ever heard of The Strokes or The Voidz? Which photo is your favorite? :]
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