She convinced me to quit worrying about the bag (citing the example of a friend of ours who has lost her wallet numerous times in NYC, only to have it return fully intact every time) and go to the Polyphonic Spree show.
So I did.
Yes, I missed the first few songs, but the whole thing was lovely. The band is really worth seeing in a live setting: they feed off the audience’s energy, make a lot of eye contact, and really have a great time doing what they do. Their show is never on auto-pilot, and the amount of joy in the sounds is infectious.
It really was a great pick-me-up. They even made Nirvana’s “Lithium” an ode to joy – no small feat, given it’s one of Cobain’s downer tunes.
And when I returned: sprite was at home waiting for me!