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Ridiculously Busy Week

This past week and weekend have been sheer insanity of awesome and busy; consequently, you get a bullet-point recap (complete with photos and links!):

  • New York, the state I call home, passed that one bit of legislation that you probably haven’t heard anything about…as a result, this year’s Pride celebration was crazy, awesome, and exhausting all at the same time. I need a weekend to recover from my weekend! We found out while we were out to dinner at a Cuban place a few blocks from where we’re staying in Fort Greene, and had it not been for the Pride race I was in the next morning, we would’ve probably been out all night. A 3 1/2 hour march down 5th Avenue, people spilling out of bars and restaurants in the village, frozen margaritas, Governor Cuomo, etc.
  • President Obama demonstrates that he still doesn’t get it even after Cuomo’s accomplishment in a Republican-controlled Senate, which is notorious for its dysfunction. His team uses the word “evolving” to describe his position and I use the word “bullsh*t” to describe it.
  • My LSAT score came back, and while I consider it to be a pretty douche move to post things like LSAT scores or even law school grades online (remember this? Cause I do…), I’ll let you all know it was in the 160s, which was not as high as I was hoping for, but still good enough to get me into the law schools I planned on applying to before I took it. There was a harder than average curve (meaning I had to miss less in order to make into the higher scores), but I’m glad it’s over!
  • I ran the 30th annual Pride race in Central Park a mere 12-14 hours after same sex marriage was legalized, and despite the 2 miles we did before the race because we needed to get in 7 that day and the 93% humidity which felt more like 100%, it felt awesome. And most importantly? Rainbow popsicles after the finish line. This should happen at every race.
  • I’m in the process of moving out of my old apartment this week. One funny story so far is Tuesday night I decided that we just had to have my TV and Xbox, and I’d estimate that the place we’re cat/house-sitting at is about half a mile from my old apartment. Paranoid about rolling a 32 inch flat-screen TV along the not-so-even sidewalks of Brooklyn, I enlisted M to come with me after work to help me take the TV and Xbox over. With no car, and the option of an easier method for transportation out of the question, I carried that TV down 3 flights of stairs, the half a mile from Boerum Hill to Fort Greene, and up 4 flights of stairs…my arms are still sore today.
  • I discovered a laundromat around the corner from me that has CNN on the TV’s while you wait, e.g. perfect laundromat for me. There’s some serious stuff going down in Greece and Kabul right now. Yeesh!
  • Rise Against released their video for the song “Make It Stop” last week (or two weeks ago?), and you should watch it if you haven’t already. Fantastic video that had me holding my breath for about 4 minutes:
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Recap: Bad Religion / Rise Against at Terminal 5

Told you there’s be a post about this concert. There was also another band playing before the two main acts, but I couldn’t tell you who they were because by the time we got there at 8:00 p.m. (the time the concert was said to start), they were on for about 15 minutes before they were done. We found out later that the show actually started at 7:30 p.m. so at least that band got 45 minutes to play. Anthony and I had enough time to get inside, buy a drink, and get into position down on the main floor (my favorite band is Bad Religion and his is Rise Against; no way were we going to be anywhere other than the main floor). Terminal 5 has multiple floors, but we managed to snag a spot fairly close to the stage on the main floor:

And THEN, BAD RELIGION came on and the utterly ridiculous/nonstop busy past few weeks melted away as they rocked us out of the venue:

It was a-mazing. Setlist consisted of (courtesy of setlist.fm):

  • The Day That the Earth Stalled
  • Wrong Way Kids
  • American Jesus (my favorite song of theirs)
  • Before You Die
  • Anesthesia
  • The Resist Stance
  • Cyanide
  • I Want to Conquer the World
  • 21st Century Digital Boy
  • New Dark Ages
  • Dearly Beloved
  • Infected
  • Fuck Armageddon, This is Hell
  • Los Angles is Burning
  • Sorrow
Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Next up was Rise Against and they always put on a loud, rocking show!
I didn’t get a lot of photos of either band actually because to say that the crowd was rowdy would be a bit of an understatement. Managed to get a few of each though! Rise Against’s setlist (also courtesy of setlist.fm):
  • Chamber the Cartridge
  • Satellite
  • The Good Left Undone
  • Under the Knife
  • Re-education (Through Labor)
  • Survive
  • Make it Stop (September’s Children)
  • The Dirt Whispered
  • Help is On the Way
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Prayer of the Refugee
  • Swing Life Away
  • Hero of War
  • Audience of One
  • Architects
  • Ready to Fall
  • Entertainment [Encore]
  • Built to Last w/Sick of it All’s singer [Encore]
  • Savior [Encore]
  • Give it All [Encore]
By the time it was over we were hungry, sweaty, and seriously thirsty. I’d personally lost my voice and throat after Bad Religion, and just like any punk rock show, we’d had to beat back the crowd occasionally when a “circle pit” would start. It was fun though and we got to see two great back-to-back band in one night. And now? Back to reality with a practice LSAT exam and laundry to do today!