It’s been over a year since J and I went to this show (two of her favorite bands) and we’re finally getting around to framing the gig poster. Concert posters are my obsession, some people get t-shirts, some get cd’s, all of which get messed up over time with normal wear and tear use. Posters on the other hand stay nice forever as long as you frame and take care of them. The hardest part is keeping them from getting bent up during the show itself. Now we’re getting into collecting albums too, more stuff to buy at concerts and tote around yippee! (We want to pass down our albums to Z when she comes to that point in her life. Music is so much a part of who her parents are I think it’s important for her to be able to know us from that perspective). Now, you only have to go to walfarts /target once or twice before you notice that all the frame choices are the same. Where do you go for unique killer frames? Thrift stores!!! Any excuse to get to the thrift store will do. This weekend I found two nice all wood frames, perfect for the Jenny Lewis poster and our Fleetwood Mac Tour poster and all for under $25. We still have several more odd sized posters to frame but we made a little dent. All and all I think we scored with this rustic frame for this specific poster.
Here is a mp3 sample from the wonderful Jenny Lewis off her Rabbit Fur Coat album. You can pick it up here.Jenny Lewis - Rise Up with Fists
Here is an mp3 from Deer Tick’s sophomore album Born on Flag Day. They opened up for Jenny and were the band I was actually more excited to see. You can snag it here if you like it or go to a show in your area. They live on a tour bus.Deer Tick - Houston, TX
Here is what was in the frame when it was spotted in Savers thrift store. Yeehaw!