Menomena at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom

My husband’s birthday is Sunday. Tonight I’m taking him to see one of Portland’s infamous experimental rock bands, Menomena, at an even more infamous venue, the Crystal Ballroom.

Here’s one song I hope to hear tonight, though it’s been out for years and I have no clue whether it is requested a lot. It’s just my favorite:

I’m going to let hubby sleep in tomorrow, and then we’re spending the day as a family before he goes out of town for another show tomorrow night (Blookie; a Green Day/Weezer tribute made up partially of hubby’s band mates) and then band practice on his actual birthday. Busy guy! I’m hoping (for my sake next week, lol) that he gets some rest somewhere in there, too. We don’t rest much on the weekends. 🙂

Hope everyone else has a fun Friday night and a great weekend!

*Update: I’m a complete mind reader. They played Muscle n Flow first. lol. Great show!

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit