August 15, 2011

The Decemberists

Have I mentioned how amazing it is to be home? Well, it most certainly is! On Wednesday Scott and I went down to the Mesa Arts Center to see a show we've been waiting months for, The Decemberists! Scott and I have been fans of their music for quite some time now (I remember being introduced to Her Majesty in early high school days from a friend that was always in the know about the newest indie music), so we were so happy that they finally came to Phoenix (they usually skip us and go to Tucson) and that we were able to snag some amazing seats!

I wanted to wear something comfortable and a little warm to the show. The venue is inside, and from past experiences there I know that it can get very cold when they crank the air conditioner up. I also really love the jean on jean look, and thought it would be fun for the show.

Scott was such a good sport and took these photos for me. It's honestly so nice to have my own personal photographer back! He told me he was a little rusty, but I am sure he will be back to his pro ways in no time. I am SO happy I don't have to drag around that tripod anymore. I always got such weird looks from people when I was standing in front of the camera, snapping away photos of myself.

I'm also so happy that I'm able to look at this handsome face every day in real life again. I missed him so incredibly much while I was away. Can you believe we have been together almost five years? Where has the time gone?

Nowadays I'm kind of Instagram obsessed and now love making Scott my subject for every photo. He thinks I should be his though.

We were both really happy that the show was at the Mesa Arts Center. The venue is a beautiful, state-of-the-art theater that has nice chairs, good acoustics, and is always clean. I feel so lucky to have something like this in our town!

When Scott and I got to our seats we were shocked at our amazing view. We knew we were going to be up high, and at one point we thought our seats were elsewhere with minimal visibility of the stage, but once we got to our real seats we were in awh.

We sat on the very top balcony, all the way to the right on a corner that only holds two seats. We had no one sitting in front, behind, or to the side of us. I felt like we were in our own little private viewing box. It was honestly so perfect.

The Decemberists themselves were amazing. So full of energy and entertaining. We had a perfect birds eye view from our seats, and it was so nice to be able to see everything that was happening on the stage.

We had so much fun singing along and would definitely see them again. If you're a Decemeberists fan and have never seen them live, I really recommend doing so. You won't be disappointed!

Outfit details:
Chambray button down: Levi's
Skinnies: Levi's
J Necklaces: Etsy
Purse: Coach
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals

Have you ever seen The Decemberists live before? What is your most favorite concert that you've attended?
-Chelsea XO


  1. you guys look so cute together. and you are looking fantabulous! :] i'm glad to know that had fun. as for me, i've never heard of the decemberists.

    -robots in trouble

  2. you denim top is GREAT chelsea. i love denim and chambray...i have so many and seem to be collecting more and more. i'm totally drawn to the same/similar thing while shopping, usually something i already own in my closet, hehe.

    i need to find a levis store near me and check them out!!

  3. i love your sandals! the best part of seeing any band live is singing along, i love that part..oh and the dancing too ;)

  4. I saw the Decemberists in 2009! They were amazing. They played straight though 'Hazards of Love' from the beginning to the end. Then they took a break and came back and played some other songs. It was a great concert!

  5. My high school graduation was at the Mesa Center For the Arts! So neat. (:

    I love denim on denim. Such a great pairing!

  6. Great! I would love to see them live some time. I went to a "Tallest Man on Earth" concert recently, that I loved... And: You two are so cute together :)!

  7. I actually saw the Decemberists twice in Tucson! That was before I moved to Portland - now every time we've tried to see them here, it's sold out!

  8. I AM SO SO JEALOUS. I had to miss this because I was still in Indiana, and I swear to God, I had a dream that night that they had such a good turnout in Phoenix that they added 4 more dates! Sadly, it wasn't true :(

    Looks like you had a blast!

  9. levi's never fail me! love your outfit and I am glad you and scott made a fun memory with a show! now that band will always be special to you:)

  10. Ah I rarely go to concerts. I hope to change that at some point. I love the Decemberists!

  11. Loving your outfit in these pictures. Simple but classic. Hope you guys are having a good time!

  12. I just found your blog. It's great! I love the Decemberists. I saw them on Halloween in 2006 in North Hampton, MA. Best. Concert. Ever.

    I saw them again this past january in Montreal. Oooo! It's so great to find a fellow adorer.


  13. Looked like fun! Are you using the hipsta cam?