Weekend Recap: Madison Oktoberfest, Blondes vs. Brunettes & Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Night Under the Stars

My first post on Social DC PR!

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Well can we say we had a busy weekend or what!?

Three events were on our agenda for last weekend:

  1. Thursday: Madison Oktoberfest at George
  2. Saturday (day): Blondes vs Brunettes Tailgate at Mason Inn
  3. Saturday (night): Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic A Night Under the Stars

Let’s begin our recap with Thursday night at George for the Madison Oktoberfest.

This was my first night meeting Jamie and the Social DC PR team so I don’t have too many pictures but the night was still one to enjoy. Open bar was from 8 to 9 and Bloomery SweetShine provided us a tasting of their farm fresh cocktail liqueurs. I sampled their “Ginger Shine Cider” which was absolutely delicious. The rest of the night was spent mingling and networking with other people who also attended the event. All donations went to a charity called Crittenton Services.

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Waste no more.

“And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, that you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah”

– Foster the People “Waste”

As a little awkward teenager, blogging used to be something I treated documenting my crushes, emotions, and experimentations online for the whole world to know things that probably should best be kept for just a bedside journal. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve come a long way from my embarrassing Xanga years and am ready to dive back into the blogosphere.

Whether it’s an amazing band I’m obsessed with (ahem: Foster the People as of this moment, if you can’t already tell), a song, a movie, a book, a piece of fashion, art, restuaraunt, a life lesson- I’ll be here to share it with you all. I’m baaaaaack ya’ll! Thank the Bronchitis diagnosis for my return.

So back to Foster the People, a band I’ve been obsessed with since I fell in love with their catchy song “Pumped Up Kicks” on Alt Nation Sirius XM last year. I mean, even my mom, who is so old-fashioned and cute said “This is a great song for line-dancing!!”  as I would play them on full blast in the car. I’ve been wanting to see them live forever but when I say this band is THE BAND TO WATCH FOR, I mean it because almost every show on their tour has been sold out. So since I’m living in in New York City for the summer, I jumped at the chance to try and get into their sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom on June 21st with the lovely Chrissy Mickler, another enthusiastic, spontaneous intern I work with (God bless her). After waiting outside for about 20 minutes and haggling with a scalper who was going to sell us tickets for 60 each, the lovely doormen of Bowery Ballroom let us in and we got tickets for $18 bucks inside!! Let’s just say I was the happiest girl  alive.

Foster the People put on a performance that still, to this day, has me thinking about it. From the production (the lighting and ambiance…made me feel like I had a seizure but in a good way, if that makes any sense) to lead singer Mark Foster’s dancing/vocals/energy, to my newfound love for gingers (Isom Innis, droollll – boy knows how to work a crowd and drums, even a maraca!) to THE OVERALLL amount of heaven on a stage.. I mean seriously, I’ve never seen such a more attractive group of men performing kicking ass collectively. Bassist Cubbie Fink reminds me of Jake from Sixteen Candles maybe even 10 times sexier but unfortunately (for me, of course) married (which makes him again, THAT much more attractive) and drummer Mark Pontius reminds me of a blonde Seth Cohen who I want caged up as my best friend-turned-boyfriend. Okay, I’m getting a little carried away now…..

BACK TO THEIR MUSIC (duh..); Their recent release of their album “Torches” is the soundtrack to my summer and is looped on my iTunes constantly, so be sure to check them out and support them. Each song on the album gets catchier and catchier and by the time you’re through the album, you just want to hit play all over again. So thanks Foster the People, for inspiring me to wake up from my writer’s block of more than 5 years and write again.

-Foster the People performing Broken Jaw at Bowery Ballroom