I love my job for heaps of reasons. I get to sit around in my pajamas on lazier days, drink endless cups of tea, pet my cats whenever the mood strikes me (every 2.3 minutes), but one of the bigger (and unexpected) reasons is that I get to discover music I probably wouldn’t have come across without this job. The wedding world has some of the most insanely talented and, well, COOLEST people in the world these days, and I’m consistently blown away by some of the videographers doing their thing on a daily basis. I run across wedding videos set to the most incredible music, and often find myself feverishly googling lyrics to find out artists’ names.

All of this to say, I opened up a video for work one day and my heart stopped when I heard Beach House’s “Zebra.” I think this is the song most of us came to know them by, and it’s perfect for that reason — it’s the lushest, most romantic, harmonic piece of heaven to hit my ears in years. When I found out they were finally coming to Atlanta for the first time since I’d found out about them, I bought my ticket without even considering the logistics of how to get there, what to do about work the next day (a concert on a Sunday night? Silly.), or if my brother and his wife would be so kind to let me stay with them. WHO CARES, IT’S BEACH HOUSE. So off I went, and it was amazing. Here are some images from the night + a video (!!!) [ps excuse the horrible quality of everything; I could only do 1/3 show with my point and shoot and the rest are iPhone. meh] [pps in case you’re wondering, victoria legrand is the sweetest lady in the world. she came out after the show and said “you guys my flame is almost nonexistent so i’ll have to make this quick,” but she stayed for at least half an hour talking to all of us. she talked about her love of animals, her thoughts on the beach house tshirts, pointed out everyone she remembered seeing during the show, and hugged me for a minute straight and kissed my face and told me she saw me in the front row and appreciated it so much. so, she is my love]:

The opener was Dustin Wong. Amazing, simply amazing.
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dustin wong atlanta variety playhouse

dustin wong concert atlanta

dustin wong atlanta variety playhouse

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Doesn’t he look just a BIT like a Chinese Jonathan Taylor Thomas here? No? Just me? Ok.
dustin wong atlanta variety playhouse

dustin wong atlanta variety playhouse

beach house atlanta variety playhouse

beach house atlanta variety playhouse

beach house atlanta variety playhousealex scally beach house

beach house atlanta variety playhouse

beach house atlanta variety playhousealex scally beach house

beach house atlanta variety playhouse

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victoria legrand playing keyboards

On the left is the shoe of Brent, my post-show buddy. Victoria signed his shoe two years ago, and he had her sign his other one after this show. On the right is Victoria signing my Kinfolk magazine, the only thing I really had for her to sign at the time. Though I had her sign my t-shirt too.
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One of my favorite pictures, Victoria giving us all a lecture on the importance of taking care of animals. She wants us all to read the book “Wesley the Owl.”
victoria legrand after concert


view more images from the show here


also view on vimeo here

Playlist:
Wild
Walk in the Park
Norway
Other People
Lazuli
Gila
Used to Be
Silver Soul
The Hours
Real Love
New Year
Zebra
Wishes
Take Care
Myth

Turtle Island
10 Mile Stereo
Irene

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