T is for T-Shirts, and “Tegan and Sara”

I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of person. That’s my stable outfit pretty much every day. My sister and I have done many brewery and distillery tours, and I generally buy a t-shirt each time, so I have tons of t-shirts with brewery or distillery names on them. It’s probably not the most flattering of clothing for a girl, and I do sometimes try to wear something else, but usually it’s the t-shirt. Simple and comfortable. The distilleries and breweries also tend to do only mens sizes because not a lot of ladies like beer and whisky I guess, or if they do they perhaps don’t tend to buy a lot of clothing. So some of the brands are not the best fitting. But I buy them anyway. I do have ladies fit t-shirts, which I like to call “tops” but I don’t wear them a lot. I prefer to hide myself under t-shirts.

T is also for “Tegan and Sara”, a band that I am rather obsessed with at the moment. Well, not obsessed because that suggests I stalk them or something which is obviously not true. But I am very into their music right now, and bought a ticket to see them in June, by myself. A little nervous about that but I am sure I will do fine, and from what I read on Tumblr I am not the only fan going it alone. I am actually listening to them as I write this. A friend from Tumblr introduced me to them and at the time I wasn’t that impressed with the one song I heard. But when their latest album was released, “Heartthrob” I listened to it and really liked it. So I went back to their old stuff again, this time falling in love with it and connecting to it like I hadn’t the first time round. There’s gazillions of videos on YouTube of them live, and they tend to interact a lot with the audience and tell them stories, so I ended up finding myself downloading a ton of these videos at work from YouTube, then at night sit watching them for hours each night. To the point that my hard drive was pretty full and I could probably recite some of the stories, such as Sara hiring a catering company but getting the words all wrong, or referring to her not being on Twitter as “here comes Jimmy in his cart with his bonnet on”, which are two of my favourites. They just seem like lovely girls and when you become a fan it tends to take over your life. I’ve read that they have had that affect on others too. So T is a joint effort between t-shirts, and Tegan and Sara. They may combine in June when I more than likely will buy a Tegan and Sara t-shirt at the gig, but because I am so shy I tend to not wear the t-shirts I buy to gigs at work, because people will then know what music I am into and I don’t know why but I don’t like that. So I would buy one that was discreet and not necessarily obvious, or hide it under a jumper, which seems a bit pointless but there you go. I’m working on trying to be less shy and more confident with this sort of stuff. Tegan and Sara are also the band that make me want to give my guitar a dust down and try it out again because I see them thrashing away at their guitars and would love to be able to do the same.