Sexy, nerdy friends are the bestest.

So, I love my family and all… but after three months in Indiana with barely seeing any of my friends, I’ve been going a little stir crazy.  In fact, if it wasn’t for the internets (gchat, twitter and facebook), you’d probably see me buried under my covers, rocking back in forth in a fetal position.  It’s enough to scare the cats.

That’s why Friday night was very much needed.

I got my nerd on and saw my favorite marching band ever, Mucca Pazza.  Elanor called me a few days before and asked if I’d come out and sell merch for them again.  Why would I ever say no to seeing my very talent friends put on one of the best live shows I’ve seen?  Not to mention, nerds are hot.  I’ve got some sexy friends (who happen to also have some attractive fans too) …  Anyway, sexy friends, see:

Mucca Pazza playing at the Mayne Stage, 3/25/11(all these amazing photos are by Ellen Prather)

Though I was in the lobby for the whole show, it’s more than easy to hear Mucca from there — not to mention they had a feed into the area with a tv set up as well.  So I did get to watch a good bit of it from the table.  It was a good night.  I got to talk with a lot of different fans, and even had one ask me — yes, me — for an autograph. Erini CS, merch girl. The time to chat with and get many hugs from my friends erased any loneliness I’d felt in the past three months.

I even found time to be a fangirl as well.  Ellis, one of Mucca’s trombonists, also plays for Jon Drake and The Shakes.  As I’ve mentioned before, they’ve quickly become one of my favorite bands.  So I couldn’t miss an opportunity to tell Ellis that 1) I love that band, and 2) his part in Margie makes me all swoony.  And fangirl-ness pays off.  I now have a Jon Drake and The Shakes pin, thanks to Ellis.

After we’d loaded up, merch was all counted and packed on the bus, and then finally unloaded at the studio, it was time to head over to Elanor’s for the night.  Having a tiny girls’ night was great.  I’ve definitely missed chatting it up with a ladyfriend face-to-face.  (And I’m definitely looking forward to the massive ladyfriend-fest that will happen in Seattle this week for the Nintendo 3DS trip.)

Lesson? Sexy, nerdy friends are the bestest. So.  How was your weekend?