Surprisingly and delightedly, I maneuvered my way through the online labyrinth that is the TicketMaster website quickly and adroitly enough to procure tickets for Odd Future's upcoming October show at Terminal 5. My fingers, palms, arms, and shoulders were shaking and quaking as I watched the ominous timer tick at the bottom of my screen, desperately trying to recall a seldom-used Visa verification password. Despite the sweat, success. Professional-ladder climbing in the suburbs has translated to forgoing many musical explorations and shows; with deep, passionate roots seeded at the Ottobar in Baltimore with my lovely older sister Elizabeth, attending and dancing wildly at shows was a favorite pastime for myself, and my social crew, throughout my university years. Hopefully, a new optimistic and positive outlook will allow me to ameliorate my wayward distractions and I can begin enjoying live music more frequently.
Odd Future is currently revolutionizing the texture of the hip hop scene, and the music scene at large, with their strong jazz and electro-techno-pop influences, their provocative and intelligent lyrics, and their precise engineering and sound design. I cannot wait.
(image taken from LA Weekly)