Live concerts are some of the best experiences life can offer – especially when they’re outdoors on a surprisingly warm September day/evening, surrounded by really awesome people looking to just relax and have a good time, and the music lyrically gives off super good vibes. This was my experience Saturday night – I was totally living life in the moment and just enjoying being alive. Kudos to the Moonshine Music Series.
I give a lot of credit for this awesome experience to the band, Pressure Cooker, whose mix of reggae/funk/jazz infused with inspiring, spiritual, and positive lyrics made everyone in attendance, regardless of age, happy and free. Their music is so infectious and the joy is contagious, you can’t help but move and be moved.
Pressure Cooker has 21 songs posted on Youtube – check ’em out!! Of these songs one of my favorites is “Refugee”, in case you were curious! 😛 (Pressure Cooker is also on Facebook and Twitter.)
Plus, wanna hear something crazy awesome besides this band?! The trombone player is actually my jazz band teacher from high school! I played violin up until my junior year of high school when I finally switched to upright bass (my dream instrument ever since I encountered one in middle school). I was still learning when I joined the jazz workshop group and Mr. (Brian) Thomas was such a fantastic teacher. He really instilled confidence in us as individuals and as a group. Such a nice guy. It was such a pleasure chatting with him for a bit after their show! He hasn’t changed a bit.
The venue itself was also gorgeous, simple and understated. The White Barn Farm in Wrentham, MA is really well-kept and you can just tell that the people who own the land really take care of it and nurture it and want to share the fruits of their labor with people who care about the earth and each other’s well being.
There were also tons of kids there — I ended up playing soccer and joking around with a few of them along with a few other “adults”. I say adults because a small girl there asked me if I was a grown-up, to which I responded “I didn’t think so”. Teehee.
Kids are so gosh darned cute! One particular little boy kept looking over at me, so I made silly faces but mostly smiled really big at him. He was so adorable! He would laugh and smile back super big. It warmed my little Grinch heart so much!
At one point there were two girls who looked like tiny versions of my friend Sammie and I twirling around, so we spun around too as we watched them interact with each other. I love moments like that – moments where you’re just free and enjoying others’ company.
I’LL STOP GUSHING NOW. If you’re in the Wrentham, MA area and you can check out the farm and/or this band I highly, highly, highly recommend it!
I owe my friend Tyler a BIG thank-you for inviting me to this awesome event! It was one of the best times I’ve had in a while; my heart imploded in the best way!