Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Iron and Wine Concert and Giveaway Winners

Last Monday, Matt and I headed to Millennium Park to hear one of our newish (yep, that's a word) favorite bands, Iron and Wine.  They were a part of Millennium Park's free New Music Monday series, which gives Chicagoans the opportunity to gather in their favorite park and listen to great music...for free!  The concert was crowded as hell (literally, it was slightly insane) and we snagged one of the last open spots inside the pavilion.  Which meant for an hour we got to watch people beg and plead with park police, jump over barricades, and run through bushes.  It definitely provided good pre-show entertainment :)

DSCN5016If you haven't heard of Iron and Wine, you should definitely check out their website where you can listen to their newest album.  (My favorite songs are Boy with a Coin and Tree by the River.)  The Head and the Heart opened the show, and as much as I enjoyed them, I was kinda let down by the weird version they did of my favorite song, Lost in my Mind.  (If want a midday jam out song, listen to it.  I love it.)

DSCN5015We packed a little picnic, found a spot along the fence, and made friends with our blanket neighbors, who happened to be responsible DePaul students.  (They brought their math homework with them!)

DSCN5009There are few things I love more in the summer than plaid picnic blankets and armfuls of thrifted/gifted bracelets.

DSCN5007I literally wear this hat every chance I get.  Even if Matt calls me "Indiana" (aka Indiana Jones) when I put it on.

DSCN5010Lol, what a stud :)

DSCN5020Oh how we love our city.  I'm so happy we get to stay here for a long while!

And now for the giveaway news...the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Ellaine's Stella &Dot e-boutique is Alexandria!  (Congrats girlie, send me an email and I'll forward your info onto Ellaine.)  And for the second giveaway...the winner of the Petra bracelet is Luann from Newport Beach!  (Luann, Ellaine will be emailing you directly about your new bling.)  Thanks to all of you who entered, and a big thanks to Ellaine for providing such a fabulous giveaway!  Now go listen to some Iron and Wine and tell me you love them as much as I do :)

9 comments:

Kinsey Michaels said...

This looks like a blast!!! I'm familiar with Iron & Wine but I've only heard a couple of their songs. How fantastic that you have the chance to see AWESOME bands play live for free. I love your concert outfit - the hat is just too cute!

Lauren Cook said...

What a great post! I love Iron and Wine as well (of course I first heard of them from Twilight). Keep up the posts and if you ever want a little extra happiness to add to your day, feel free to head on over to my blog, http://www.thesunnygirl.com.

Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

P.S. I'm a friend of Whitney Heckathorne. We're fellow Chi Omegas!

Alexandria said...

Ahh! I was so excited about Iron & Wine because I just saw them in April, but then I got even more excited! Huzzah! I'll be emailing you shortly :)

Tina said...

Aww looks like you had such a good time! i have NEVER even heard of iron and wine! I gotta check em out now! i miss seeing outdoor concerts. i haven't been to one in FOREVER!! thats a must for my summer list now!

Lindsay said...

This is a really cool idea! Now you've got me wondering if Boston does something like this...

And as for the hat, I love it! Boys just don't understand fashion/fun accessories. Kevin calls me Inspector Gadget whenever I wear my olive green trench, so I feel ya on the funny nicknames :)

Amie said...

I love Iron and Wine. That looks like fun!

Tara Payne said...

Miss you guys!! Bill and I will be down in a few weeks, love to hang/catch dinner...

Sara B said...

I would wear that hat all the time too if I looked that cute in it!

Anna Walker said...

OMG! I JUST discovered Iron and Wine last night! :D Seriously! So jealous that you got to go to a concert!

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