I had a great plan about going to work today for a meeting and staying until the show at Graceland, but the meeting was cancelled and all of the show times were wrong. I really didn't get much done there, most of us just sat around and talked.
After work, I went to Trader Joe's for some items to bring to Thanksgiving at Carole's. She said that she didn't need anything, so I just bought some breads and wines to feel like a contributor. I might bring some stuffed mushrooms or butternut squash ravioli if I'm motivated in the morning.
Tonight Ellen and I went to Graceland [pictures]: We missed a little bit of The Prom and lots of Rilo Kiley because we weren't allowed to take drinks1 into the showroom (?), but we saw more than enough to know that each of the bands was great in its own way.
When we first walked into the Prom, I was really confused because everyone was playing a different instrument than I expected. But then they switched, and I felt less crazy. I love it when band members switch instruments onstage (see also: Mum, Sigur Ros, etc.). One of the members of Rilo Kiley had a mustache style that Ellen predicted will become highly fashionable. I was really happy that Rainer Maria played songs that I knew. They were loud and emo-riffic in the best way.
While waiting for drinks, Ellen discovered that someone placed an I SAW U about Melissa. Add being seen to being friends with the band -- I'm in awe of her scenester status. I saw several people there who are on the LiveJournal.
After the show, no one was going to the Comet; so we went to Big Time, but left early because I was insanely tired.2
(1) on an empty stomach...
(2) which is my excuse for potential issues with grammar in this post.