Hey there hive! I’ve been getting the bloggin’ itch while patiently awaiting the pro photos from our wedding photographers. So since I can’t really start my recaps without those, I’ve decided to get in on some of the ongoing bee blogger series. I thought it would be fun to share some little known facts about me with you guys so…here we go!
1.) Hi, my name is Mrs. Mongoose and I’m addicted to music.
OK, so I know this is no where near a little known fact if you’ve been reading my posts these past few months. But I’m not sure I’ve accurately explained the full extent of my obsession with music. It all started when I was a little Mongoose and used to record music off of the radio using cassette tapes. (Where my ’90s peeps at?? You KNOW you used to do the same thing!) The first CD I ever owned was Pocahontas—my sister bought it for me when I was 10. The first concert I ever went to was Madonna in 2004—and that’s when I became addicted to live music. When I met Mr. Mongoose in 2005, he introduced me to most of the indie rock artists I know and love today (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, etc.).
I’ve been to six three-day music festivals (one in Austin, two in Chicago, and three in NYC) and would still like to make it to Coachella before we have kids. Besides the festivals, I can’t count how many shows I’ve been to—I’ve seen some of my favorite artists as many as six times live. I listen to music while doing everything (in fact, I’m listening to a Lost soundtrack right now—that show had some beautiful instrumentals which I consider good writing music). I listen to music while cooking, cleaning, working, blogging, in the car, on a train, on a plane, on the beach—I listen to music pretty much all the time. In short—I.LOVE.MUSIC.
All photos personal
At All Points West (a short-lived NYC festival) in 2008, right before seeing Radiohead for the first time