There is a place in Provo, that I have wanted to go to for a few years. It is a live music venue called Velour. I first heard of it from TR, who had always wanted to play there, and had a chance to when he moved back to Provo a few years ago. I had only seen a small portion of the stage from the videos he had recorded of his performance, so I really didn't know what to expect.
Velour reminded me of another venue in Provo that I went to a while back. Velour had a very artsy/eclectic feel to it. Even all of the people that were there seemed to be the "artsy" type. My favorite part of the venue was the stage, mainly because of the stain glass windows on both sides of the red curtain that at the back of the stage.
I went there because a guy I know is a drummer for the band "Westerlies". (That link is not to the bank, fyi. It's a wikipedia definition I thought was interesting.)
I had never heard any of their music, but a guy from my ward who also knows Jed (the drummer) suggested we go together. It worked out, cause I kinda wanted to go anyway. It was a little disappointing because going there because it wasn't as cool as I always imagined it would be. Probably partly because of my mood and I didn't like the Westerlies style of music. I was really tired and on a date with a guy from my ward that I am not in to.
Plus, the fact that we were in Provo and everyone is in a "relationship" and are staring at each other with googley eyes, it kind of made me want to throw up.
I was trying to be nice to my date, but wanted to be clear that I wasn't "interested" I am trying to be supportive of guys that are asking girls out, due to the recent references made in conference. But, I really don't know how long I will last. Some dates are just painful!
Eric and I didn't stay long, maybe an hour and half. We said hello to Jed shortly after they finished playing, but I told Eric I was ready to go home. I was really tired and feeling a little down. :(
I am glad that I had a chance to see Velour. It has been a place that has held some sentimental value for me over the years. I think what I am coming to realize is that a lot of things that I used to think were really fun are no longer fulfilling and they leave me feeling empty. For example, going on dates with guys that I am not interested in, going to concerts, especially concerts where I am not in to the music at all. Going to "certain" kinds of dances, watching pointless movies, or hanging out at people's houses for some kind of "party".
I couldn't help thinking last night that I would have rather just stayed at home and watched a good movie, an episode of "Who do you think you are",read a good book, spent time with good friends or family, worked out, or actually gone on a date with someone that I really care about.
All of these feelings make me want to find a way to move out of state and try something new...maybe that will happen soon. Hmmm, D.C., Georgia, somewhere in between? Boston or Europe? Only in my dreams...;)