Monday, May 17

The best birthday ever

Hi. Once upon a time I had the most awesome birthday ever. It was two days ago.

I am going to try to make you understand why it was so awesome (aside from my Blizzard cake that said "Rachel is 21" and my baby coloring me a picture) but there are two problems. 1. Words can not describe how awesome it was and 2. the thing that was so awesome is something that only 10% of you think is awesome.

That thing is LOST. (Please excuse the delay--I wanted to blog about it yesterday, before the penultimate episode of LOST, but this post required too much energy. I also was dying to use the word penultimate.)

Two nights ago we went to a concert (or a show?? or a gig??) of a band that is called "Previously on Lost". They recap LOST episodes. In song. I'm not kidding. I am being for real. Go checkout their website. I am probably going to download some music because it is so great--it's a mix of Barenaked Ladies, Veggie Tales and Flight of the Conchords. How could you go wrong with that?

The event began with two men carrying another man around the front of the audience like a human airplane. And then the airplane crashed (spoiler alert!) just like in the show. And they sang along to R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Seriously.

I tried to take a picture of the plane crash but failed. The pictures I got are terrible--concert lighting and effects are not conducive for photography.

Other highlights:
  • Most of the members of the band were dressed up as LOST characters. I thought the Asian drummer was Jin Soo Kwon until he changed into his "Dr. Chang" labcoat. I'm pretty sure the two lead singers were Desmond and Faraday.
  • The stage was decked out in Hawaiian decor. (Kind of like Hurley's party when they came home.) The band was wearing leis and goggles. It was real silly.
  • At one point in their set (do you see me using band lingo?), they brought a special guest they described as: "Created in God's own likeness, creator of Felicity and Alias..." And then they held up a large photograph of JJ Abrams. Throughout the rest of the show, they would periodically hold him up. Hilarious.
  • One of the lead singers really liked to let inanimate objects on the stage sing. I found this hilarious. The polar bear, the hula girls, and the JJ Abrams poster all got their own solos.
  • I bought a shirt.
  • It was really funny.

My heart is SAD that there is so little LOST left, and sad that there is no way they can leave all the fans satisfied. It's such a great show and you should watch it starting NOW if you have any free time.

Why are you still siting here? Go watch the pilot.


  1. that sounds like so much fun! i am quite in love with lost myself, and sunday is going to be very bittersweet!!

  2. This is a great post! Love it. Except that you forgot to mention I found this awesome band/gig because I am a nerd who reads DC blogs.

  3. I also forgot to mention that you put my kid to bed so I could go. THANKS.

  4. I love you. Happy Birthday.


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