Merriweather Post Pavilion
ha ha old people.
ha ha hipsters.
ha ha the internet.
ha ha mean people.Conveniently located in the Baltimore/Washington corridor off Route 29 in Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather is nestled within the 40 preserved acres known as Symphony Woods. The natural, outdoor concert setting is one that simply can't be matched.
Outside? Who goes outside anymore? The woods? Who goes to the woods anymore? Tap water? Who drinks tap water anymore? Hand jobs? Who gets hand jobs anymore? CBS? Who watches CBS anymore?
Here's a picture of a cat.
I drove home crying after I lost my virginity. A couple of weeks later, she was scooping up this guy's semen off the seat of his truck and shoving it inside her, because she figured he wouldn't break it off with her if she got pregnant. Years later, I saw her sitting in the hatchback trunk of a Ford Escort in a Wal-Mart parking lot. We made eye contact as I drove away.
I was wearing 300 dollar jeans that a homosexual man gave to me. (He bought lots of clothes that he planned on wearing when he had lost enough weight to fit into them. Every few months, he would give the unworn clothes away and buy new ones.)
I remember thinking that was sort of fair, me in new clothes, her looking sad in a trunk, and then being surprised that I was still bitter.
That's when I knew that I could like Animal Collective a whole lot. Bunches, even.
-Tucker Stone, 2009