The City of Brothers

What a glorious weekday! Wednesday night, Rob and I saw Sufjan Stevens (whom Rob likes to call “Sufie”) in Philadelphia with some friends. The lights, the sounds, and the dancing were just superb. Just when we thought the performance was too surreal to be live (because the sound was crisp like a recording), Sufjan makes an error or two, giving us a sigh of relief. The whole performance in its neon-lit glory was just amazing! We were blown away. The Kimmel Center Performance Arts theater was transformed into what looked like the set of Avatar. I wish I had taken photos of the costumes and dancing! Because it was Veterans Day the day after the concert, we also got to hang out more around the historic area (can’t not go there if you’re a tourist) and downtown where all the city hipsters abound. I was wearing this liberty ruffles shirt, which I seriously hadn’t planned to wear to Philadelphia, but I thought that was a funny coincidence! Here is Rob trying to shake his country’s moneymaker. The child statue from the photo below looks like the little girl from Silent Hill. Retrospect is a hip vintage store right next to Repo Records, where we got a whole bunch of CDs. Retrospect’s stuff was honestly a little too pricey for what I am used to, so I didn’t end up buying anything. They had a great selection of vintage fur coats, boots, and furniture, among other things. Of course, how could I forget the cheesesteaks? We had three meals with cheesesteaks, and we were only in Philly for a day and a half (one midnight on Wednesday night, and then lunch and dinner on Thursday… that’s a triple cheesesteak)!