I miss going to see good live music. Back in Lutom there were several opportunities. You could just be taking a walk around downtown and stroll into a bar when you liked what you heard from the outside. The music spanned a large variety and it was easy for me to find what I liked. Some local bands soon became my favourites, and I tracked them whenever they were playing. I also had one professor who played in a band (And hence my incurable crush on him :D) and a couple other friends who played and I tried to catch their shows always. Of course, of the larger live music experiences are the two performances I went to, Sting in 2004 and U2 a year later. That was quite some experience, quite a show, Sting was as sexy and as charismatic as ever and U2..well, they were just simply U2. Sigh.
Every summer in lutom we had this most kick ass music fest, which was all about walking around in the sun, several podiums set up where good alt/rock/jazz/celtic/indy music was playing. Something for everyone. There were mini-amusement parks set up for the kids. It was like a fair of sorts. I loved the atmosphere. Loved the sound of music. I am yet to find where to go in philly for nice live music. I am sure downtown would be the place to find it, but I feel less safe wandering about downtown Philly by myself than I did in lutom. Perhaps its the familiarity thing. Also familiarity for the kind of music...I am not sure what to find where. My taste is quite adaptable and largely inspired from what I get exposed to. Back in lutom we also had a big music thing going on in the dept., where the entire building shared their libraries on itunes, and I got to hear all kinds of stuff that I decided I liked and just picked up along the way. I just realised how much my listening has stagnated here. Just listening to my limited collection of classic rock and dhinchaak bollywood music. I need to start exploring again, my ears are getting bored.