nathaniel rateliff + the night sweats

March 24 // University of Wyoming // Canon 6D 

Since the age of five, I've lived in various college towns--five different ones, to be exact. Some, like Bridgewater and Mannheim, are hardly changed by the presence of a couple of thousand extra kids running around--others are shaped by the knowledge, the faculty and programs and buildings occupying neighborhoods and pastures.

Laramie is one of those towns, a little jewel in the plains of southeastern Wyoming, full of university students and the things they bring with them--bikes, bars, free cultural programs, and, yes, concerts. And while the local music scene is bumping, here, sometimes it'd be nice to see someone I listen to on spotify, you know? Growing up near Boston, I was downright spoiled--now, the artists I want to see are always in Denver, two hours away.

So when Nathaniel Rateliff  + The Night Sweats was announced as the UWyo spring concert, I was so excited. My roommate bought me a ticket as a early birthday present, I made sure I wouldn't have to work, and after some delicious mandarin orange cauliflower at Sweet Melissa's, well, we were ready

The concert was honestly one of the best acts I've seen live--rollicking tunes, incredible vocals, and just.....all around excellence. My friends and I  stood at the front of the auditorium, by the orchestra pit, taking turns standing up front and swaying to the music, and one piece of lyric seemed oh so appropriate--

can we be there // oh just think of the time 

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