Today was the day we’ve been looking forward to, and it was everything we hoped for. Before heading to the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros show, we took a stroll around Lake Tahoe in hopes of catching the sunset over the mountains. I’m not sure if the sun sets like this everyday in Tahoe, but we stumbled onto the most incredible one I have ever seen. We found a park where we were able to walk out onto a dock right on the lake; in the background were huge snow covered mountains. Over the course of about 30 minutes, the sky transformed through the most amazing range of colors. It’s fortunate that it wasn’t any longer because in the 18 degree temperature with our lack of winter gear, that’s all we could handle. This is truly a unique place that resonated with Shannon and I. The photos may seem a little repetitive, but I couldn’t bring myself to cut anymore.
After “watching it get dark,” we went to Harrah’s casino for the show we crossed through hundreds of miles of snow covered mountainous terrain to see. The music of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has served as the sound track to our road trip as we listen to their music daily. The lyrics and rythem resemble the mood of our trip perfectly…”home is wherever I’m with you”…”and we held our head up high”…”she got sunset on her breath.” Online we found videos of the band performing live where we were drawn to their energetic dancing and free spirited mannerisms. This show was no exception; it was amazing to be in their presence. During the last song they encouraged everyone to rush up and join them on stage. As things settled, that’s how we got to meet Jade, and talk with her briefly. They carry such great energy. Today was a great day!