Treefort Music Fest: The Random Little Things

It was over a month ago that this wonderfully cool music festival rampaged through our tiny town, and I finally have a smattering of pictures fixed up from the crazy weekend. This was my first year going all in on the Treefort Music Fest madness and boy was it awesome! 4 Days. 7 Forts. 200+ Bands. More music than you could imagine. I don’t know how many bands I managed to fit in but I know never to judge a band by it’s name again.

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The winner of most surprisingly good band went to Battlehooch. They hail from San Francisco and it was too awesome to see the bedraggled (from a SanFran to Boise car trip that day) band members get up and just have the best time together. I’m terrible at describing music, so I’ll refrain in that aspect but say that they’ve got a bit of hair, a mix-in of comedy and a lot of attitude. You better just check out their site to see how cool they really are.

I missed out when I didn’t take my camera to their show, but I got a few fun snaps of the event.

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The Treefort Monsters. They popped up everywhere.

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Laughing At Yourself

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I bought this faux fur vest as a joke. I tried it on in stores while I  was trying to one up my friend’s hilarious fur vest and thought I looked just ridiculous. But that got me to try it on. Up close, I realized that the faux fur made a really interesting texture. And I constantly suffer from being a weenie about cold, so a vest ( before this I didn’t have any) might actually be helpful. Finally I threw in “Grey’s a versatile color” and walked out of the store with a new piece of clothing that I thought I was just going to wear in jest. Now that happened a few months ago and now that temperatures are starting to cool down, my thoughts turned back to this silly faux fur vest. It took me three costume changes in the morning but I ended up in an outfit that I felt amazing and only a little bit silly. We spent the short morning before I had to go to work visiting the Idaho Historical Museum‘s 40th annual Museum Comes to Life.

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[Stripe Shirt: Plato’s] [Faux Fur Vest: Plato’s] [Grey Pants: H&M] [Boots: DSW] [Hat: Found in the Airport 😀 ]

Wouldn’t it be fun to wear clothing like this! Certainly along the lines of feeling silly, but if someone handed me the full getup I would be 100% for it. However, I’m not quiet up to the task of creating a masterpiece like this.

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Have a really awesome Wednesday!

xxAmy

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Fun! How To See A Free Concert

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Now, I’m not much into live concerts but last week Tegan and Sara came to Boise while on tour with Fun!. Listening to Tegan and Sara takes me right back to high school where they were one of the few first bands whose music I really got into. I was kinda psyched to hear they would be in town, but the tickets for the event sold out within a few hours, months ago. Sucks right! I knew a lot of people who wanted tickets but were unable to get them. Who knows why they chose to come to one of the smaller concert venues in Boise. But the Idaho Botanical Gardens is certainly one of the prettiest locations and it’s a great outdoors location for a variety of other events.American Eagle Shorts Cream Draped TopIdaho Botanical Gardens Concert Fun! Tegan and Sara

If you live in Boise, start paying attention now, cause I went to this concert and didn’t pay a dime! Boise has some beautiful mountains mixed around the city and the Botanical Gardens is located right at the base of one. My friends and I simply packed up our bikes with supplies and headed out along the Warm Springs neighborhood. Once we arrived at the venue, we followed the long drive up to the base of the hill, parked and just started walking up from the trail head. We plopped ourselves down on a section of cliff that looked moderately comfortable and Ta-Da, we had the perfect seats.Idaho Botanical Gardens Concert Fun! Tegan and SaraIdaho Foothills Sunset ConcertPotato Sack Sitting On A Boise HillIdaho Botanical Gardens Concert BoiseBoise HIlls Sunset

It wasn’t the best sound quality and I would have needed binoculars to actually see the musicians but I had a great time just chilling and chatting with my friends. We just had a great soundtrack to a wonderfully fun evening outdoors.

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I knew i’d be running around in the sun, heat, and dust so I chose a comfortable and light outfit. I got these shorts at American Eagle, and I love how sturdy they are, and the leather braid on the side gives them such personality (If you could see it!). My one mistake for the evening was probably my shoes. I attempted to climb up and down the steep hillsides for better photo locations and I just slid around in these sandals. Love these shoes, but I needed something a little more substantial. Silhouette Boise Sunset

What do you think of Tegan and Sara’s new music? Have any awesome outdoor concert venues near you?