SONG ID: “A Moment Apart” by ODESZA
I met Noah through instagram in May of this year. He messaged me saying he liked my style, and, confused but flattered, I responded saying thank you. I never would’ve thought that our friendship would amount to something like this.
Our first time meeting in person was at Sloss Festival in July. That’s right, our first time hanging out was seeing ODESZA together in Birmingham. It’s rare that you can meet someone and have that kind of experience with that as if you’ve known each other for years. There a lot of people I have many things in common with, but Noah is literally the boy version of me to a T. He makes me laugh, he likes pickles and extra sharp cheddar cheese, his hair wavy and goes in whichever direction it decides, he loves Death Cab for Cutie (with his favorite song being the one tattooed on my rib cage), his favorite number is 3, and he NOW has the ODESZA icosahedron on his shin, just like I NOW have it on my thigh. He preaches peace and love and he is full of joy.
When ODESZA released their tour dates, I was DEVASTATED to discover that there were going to be no shows in the south east. This dear friend of mine surprised me with plane tickets to come up with him and his friend Brett in Chicago. These too goons live up in Michigan, so they were a little more accustomed to the cold.
The trip was filled with coffee from several great coffee places including Intelligencia, good food, and a even a surprise visit from some friends I know from Mississippi State who DROVE up just for the show as well.
The show was incredible. Hands down best concert I’ve ever been to, and I’m so grateful that I could share it with friends like these.