Monday night was Primo’s birthday and to celebrate Beautiful and I went and saw a show. For Segundo’s birthday we caught a Laker game at the Rose Garden so making birthdays memorable is definitely part of our parenting style. That’s just the type of people we are, we want to make sure that we remember each birthday years later. The boys will probably forget them but theres nothing we can do about that. Anyway after putting the kids in bed we headed to the Aladdin Theatre to see Mumford & Sons play some songs.
We grabbed a beer and headed to the balcony to meet up with our house mates. When I joined then at the back wall I was standing right next to Marcus Mumford the lead singer from the band Mumford & Sons and he was digging the opening band The Middle East. Watching him so into the music I realized that he liked them the way that I liked his music. I had heard a couple of the songs before but couldn’t remember the name of the band so after some pushing from Beautiful I asked Marcus who this band was again. He told me their name and we both said how great they were. A few songs later he reached over and put his hand on my shoulder and said “This song is…. this is the one that… this song…. this is my favorite song!”
After the opening band we found some seats in the balcony and settled in for a great show. They opened with Sigh No More, the title track from the new album and continued on with one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. The crowd was into it and knew the words much to the surprise of the English band. I don’t think the knew that Portland was the land of indie loving hipsters that prided themselves in finding good music.
We had a great time on Primo’s birthday and this is one that I will definitely remember for some time. It was nice to get out with Beautiful, to hear some good music, and to share an experience with a couple thousand other people. Happy Birthday Little Lion Man.