Sing it with me: 🎶Make my wish come true // All I want for Christmas // is you 🎶
And by “you” I mean Christkindlmarket Milwaukee (obviously; what else would the song be about?). Christkindlmarket debuted their first out-of-state site this year, opening for the season on November 17 in Milwaukee. About 25 vendors set up shop directly outside the Fiserv Forum (which is another new site to visit in downtown Milwaukee), and will remain open every day through New Year’s Eve.
Christkindlmarket began in Chicago in 1996 by German American Events, LLC and found a new (and still current) home at Daley Plaza in 1997. Operating as Chicago’s largest open-air market, Christkindlmarket takes up the whole plaza with food, drink, music, and shopping for those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Talk about one-stop shopping; big box stores have nothing on ol’ Christkindlmarket!
Yay Christmastime! Even though it’s over *sad face*
Christmas has and always will be my favorite time of year. I’m not sure why; it could be the gifts, it could be the lights, it could be the only thing that makes winter bearable, but this post isn’t about that. Instead, it’s about one of my favorite activities to do during the Christmas Season.
It’s no secret that I was more than a little excited to attend David Bowie Is. I haven’t written about it yet because I’m lazy I was collecting my thoughts instead of just writing a 4 word summary which would say: IT WAS FUCKING AWESOOOOOME.
So yes, it was fucking awesome. You get to see some of Bowie’s iconic stage outfits and original lyric sheets. Not to mention his cocaine spoon. The exhibit walks you somewhat chronologically through Bowie’s career while you wear a headset that is motion-sensored, so you are listening to different music and/or narration in each area. There are many videos of Bowie performing, which I could’ve watched over and over all day ~swoon~
Fleetwood Mac returned to Chicago last Thursday and Friday and they were AMAZING. At least on Friday they were amazing. I’d like to think they weren’t as amazing on Thursday because I wasn’t in attendance, but I’m sure they kicked ass as usual. Of course I was too busy ranting and raving about David Bowie last week to really touch on how excited I was to go to the F.Mac concert, but trust me, I was stoked. (LOL I just used the word stoked in an unjoking manner. Dafuq.)
Anyway, my boyfriend bought the Fleetwood Mac tickets for me way back near the beginning of 2014 because I threatened I would rip out his throat if he didn’t he’s the best in the world. I had just seen Fleetwood Mac in 2013 and wasn’t planning on seeing them again for a while, but then they announced that Christine McVie was rejoining the band, so it was a given that we needed to see them. Who knows how long these people are going to be able to keep doing this, ya know?! And I couldn’t be happier that we did see them. Just check out their setlist:
It only took about 5 seconds after I posted my last post to completely change my mind and re-work my list of my top David Bowie songs. It’s probably impossible for me to narrow down my top choices since apparently they change daily, so I’m just going to slap down some more Bowie faves here.
Oh! You Pretty Things
This video is pretty awesome. Scratch that, pretty fucking awesome. Look at how cute Bowie looks on that piano! I die.
David Bowie Is opened in Chicago this past week, and I will be visiting the exhibit on Friday. Needless to say I’m excited. Really fucking excited. Even after skimming this review, I know that it will be awesome. At least it better be. Not only do I have to battle traffic in Chicago, but I will also have to pay for parking, attend the exhibit with numerous other annoying people, etc. etc.
First of all, can we talk about how in that review that I referenced earlier, there is someone in attendance who DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHO DAVID BOWIE IS?!! Umm, are you 5 years old or something? Are you Vincent Adultman from Bojack Horseman? Go away. If there is anyone like that at the exhibit when I attend on Friday, I will flip shit. (I will actually probably just complain to my boyfriend the whole time, who will tell me to calm down and mind my own business because I don’t know anything about Bowie either. Whatevz.)
I am not in any way claiming to be a Bowie expert; rather, I am an avid fan. Scratch that, an avid fair weather fan (bonus points to me for incorporating a sports phrase!). I know (most of) his hits and I’ve read one biography, so I have a pretty good grasp on Bowie. But, I mean, I didn’t see The Labyrinth until a few months ago. However, like that dude says in his blog post, people tend to “describe David Bowie with respect to [themselves].” I am not an exception to this rule, and I aspire to be an all-knowing Bowie babe someday. Until then, I’ll make lists of my top-5 Bowie tracks for the time being.