I spent most of the budget I had set aside for my mom’s Christmas gift on the Wilco tickets (and subsequent t-shirt) I bought her/us for the second smallest of five installments on the hometown incredible shrinking tour. I didn’t realize I only had one other item for her to open tomorrow morning until last night.
Wilco fans are a really weird & really great bunch of people, and awesomely enough, there’s almost always someone taping at live shows. Sometimes, it takes days or weeks to get tapings up on the sanctioned fan forums, but luck was on my side this year. All five shows (plus the MIlwaukee show we also attended) were ripe for the picking.
So I broke my Harry Potter marathon (currently halfway through OotP) to run out and buy her a flash drive (which, bonus ‘cause she’s always borrowing and losing mine) that I promptly loaded with the six shows.
And because she’s got the permanent mentality and personality of a ten year old boy, this is the “card” she’s receiving with it.
Did I mention that I got my BFA diploma in the mail today?