I just can’t stop smiling. (highlights of the week)

This past week brought me back from DC and amazing shows at the Lincoln Theater and Kennedy Center, to more amazing shows at the Filmore in Detroit and the Auditorium Theater here in Chicago. Both with Andrew Bird.

Pretty sure this was my first time in Detroit. It really wasn’t too far off from how I pictured it–though, I will say we were in nicer parts of town. The fans that we met were super nice though. As were our hosts from the Detroit Party Marching Band. (And also the folks at the Avalon Bakery and their neighbors with the amazing green smoothies!)

I ended up “getting stuck” in the city overnight. I was supposed to go home, but well, when both cars going back wanted to leave before I was able to leave, it meant I stayed. Given that this is how I was introduced to Avalon Bakery, I’m not too sad. I still have half a loaf of (very tasty) brioche at home.

Saturday morning, the band and I celebrated the 100th birthday of Chicago author, Studs Terkel. It may have been raining, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time.

Afterwards I got to have lunch with an amazing person I don’t get to see very often. I can’t even remember when I first met Dan, or what tour we connected on… but I just know whenever we see each other now, we just light up and give each other the biggest hug ever. It’s pretty awesome. We have some plans we’re going to collaborate on, which I’m excited about.

Saturday night really was the highlight of the week. The Bird show was amazing. And I’m not just talking the music–though both Mucca and Andrew Bird were great. I got to meet so many amazing fans. I toot the Mucca Pazza horn a lot–y’all know I love them–but they seriously are quite the sight to see and band to experience.

Drinks with another really awesome person topped the evening off, and I really can’t think of a better way to end my week. I just can’t stop smiling.

Cue dance party…

This week I’m off to Indiana to spend some time with my family before heading to Ohio with Mucca for the Nelsonville Fest. Looking forward to yet another amazing weekend.

How was your week, and what are you looking forward to?