I need to babble about this incredible evening before I pass out.
Sam, Hsingii, Zizzo, and I went to see Sigur Ros perform at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I've never seen a band perform in a cemetery, but Sigur Ros seemed like the most appropriate act for such a strange undertaking.
*Side note: Before going inside the cemetery, Sam realized that his tickets were missing. After an hour of backtracking where we'd gotten food and drink, he desperately returned to the venue to figure out a way for him to enter without his ticket. He then found out that someone had found this tickets on the street in Silverlake and drove down to the cemetery to leave them with Will Call. An unbelievably kind gesture from a stranger. I can only imagine that they were karma points coming back to Sam.
That band installed amps that replayed stories people told about losing someone close to them:
They also decorated other parts of the cemetery for the evening:
I've seen Sigur Ros perform a few times over the past 6-7 years, but this was the most intense experience I'd ever had seeing them. The audience was allowed to set up picnic areas on the grass, so we comfortably laid around munching on snacks and drinking cheap wine. There were quieter moments during the show where I laid on my back and stared into the sky, trying to keep it together. Their louder moments, as always, hit me like a bulldozer of sound and light.
I was pretty overwhelmed by the end of the night and grateful to still be moved by a band on a stage.