It’s that creative SOTR time of year :)
#theateam #iaintgettingonnoplane retro mug Tuesday
Bonnets and Brussels all around #ffmc
Local knowledge #ffmc
Love this cushion…. Dear dear
Happy Halloween chocolate muffins
MORE Pictures from our Bonner Springs, Kansas Sept 20, 2013 adventure can be viewed on the link below, courtesy of Mumford and Sons Blog Flicker account. (or visit http://mumfordandsonsblog.tumblr.com/) You can also find video by scrolling down to older post.
meetva2000 asked: What happened to the amazing "Mumford Effect" video and interview from Simcoe GOTR? I cannot make it play when I finally find it at news station website. Got a link?
Hummmmm. Will have to ck on that.
Happy first birthday Babel…. You’ve been amazing.
Well people, Sister DH here and this year has been a blast to say the least. From having the Sister’s officially recognized by our boys (even if they renamed us Mumford and Mums) to hugs from them at the GOTR Stopovers, to mind-blowing, face-melting music, but best of all…getting to see and visit with my sisters and assorted friends at gigs and in-between!
Quick weather report. The day before found me at the venue checking it out as a cold front moved in producing some serious weather! The clouds had some wicked rotation in them and J# and I made it to the hotel just AFTER the torrential rains started! The upside was that the cool front stayed and the weather was pronominal! Sunny and low to mid 70’s (F). This was the first outside gig I have ever attended that didn’t require either a rain slicker or water spritzer and fan with multiple layers of sunscreen. Absolutely PERFECT for this epic gig.
Now with all of that mush said and out of the way, lets get on with the “Last Ever Show, no, that’s a joke”. LOL If you have seen the video’s on our blog, you will have realized that the boys are NOT quitting but only taking a much needed holiday. So it was that much more special to have been at the last gig for the year. I have never experienced that before and I still haven’t decided how I feel about it, but the boys definitely did it up right. They were in such playful moods and Winnie finally got to play drums. Although it was probably planned or at least I figure Winston had made mention that he was going to play them because Marcus and Ed (lighting expert) had thought up a retaliation. Ed programmed the lights to show “Winston Is Not A Drummer” in the background while Winston is drumming. It was hilarious!!
I’m not going to go through a play by play of the show but I will tell you this much. When we first arrived, it appeared that security was going to be very lax but as it got time to line up (gates into the venue parking lot didn’t open until 4:30pm) to enter the venue, things got a little different. No backpacks, purses were ok but they were thoroughly searched, No water bottles, no cameras with detachable lens (as usual) and there were policemen armed with real guns and real bullets. I’m assuming this was because of the nut jobs from the Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting. Luckily we (myself and friend J# who I was so happy could make it to this gig with me!) had gotten there early enough to have missed the protestors and left late enough to have missed them again.
Lady Staff member giving instructions and keeping us in order.
The Mystery Jets were the only ones who made mention of them and dedicated a love song to the hate group. Good show gents! Other than that, they were completely ignored!! The evening ended with J# getting some goodies being passed down from the crew post gig, followed by a very long wait in the car, looking at pictures that had been taken and having a snack on left overs while waiting for the parking lot to clear out. All in all, it was a terrific end to an amazing summer. And though it might be a while before there are more Mumford and Sons gigs to go to, it doesn’t mean the SORT adventures are on hold. Nope, the adventures will continue so stay tuned here to see what we get into next!! So, as Tigger says…TTFN (ta ta for now).
PS…Pictures to follow! and video’s below.
It evidently had become a joke that The Bonner Springs gig was their “Last Ever Show”. But as Marcus says…No, That’s a Joke. And THANK GOODNESS!!!! Because Where would we all be without their Music?
(video taken by a SOTR with a MumfordandSonsBlog phone…now that’s collaboration! lol)
From the Mumford & Sons Official Facebook:
Sunday 22, September 2013
Well thank you everybody, once again, for an incredible tour. We cannot begin to tell you how much we love what we do and how lucky we feel that we’ve got to spend these past 6 years touring around the World, playing our songs to good people who have supported us the way that you do.
Ben, Marcus, Win & Ted.