On Sunday night, H. and I had the chance to see Metronomy at the Wexner Center here in Columbus. The Wexner is not necessarily a concert venue so much as it is a museum/art space, but it does have a very nice stage located somewhere within the bowels of the building (seriously, we went up and down so many stairs and ramps that I would never be able to find that room again). The last time we saw a concert at the Wexner, it was Bill Callahan with Chasey, and the audience was comprised entirely of, like, 17 well-dressed men with weird hair. The crowd was much bigger and more diverse at this show…someone even brought a toddler! At one point before the show, he rolled around on the floor in apparent boredom. As an impatient person, I could relate.
Anyway, Metronomy was great. I mostly went because H. likes them, so I didn’t know a ton of their songs, but they were really high energy and fun. Their bassist was bananas good and the whole band was just so stylish (by which I mean that I majorly admired the drummer’s outfit, hair, and lipstick).
Even though there were plenty of older people there, we were mostly surrounded by 21 year olds with topknots and Urban Outfitters ensembles and I’ve never felt more ancient. I mean, I’ve always been an elderly person at heart, but it’s still a little weird to think that we used to be the target audience for every show and now we’re just slightly older than most of the crowd (except for that time we saw Hall and Oates, when every age was represented because Hall and Oates unite us all). I felt like Schmidt on New Girl.
If you haven’t listened to Metronomy, you should check them out! And let me know what you’ve been listening to lately! I’ve mostly been into Twin Shadow, Childish Gambino (like usual), and the new One Direction single on repeat.