Summer means my birthday, heat, too much popsicle/ice cream consumption and of course, music festivals.
Over the weekend, Outside Lands, a huge music festival in SF occurred. I didn't get tickets because I've never been a huge festival person. In fact, the last time I went to a music festival was probably the Warped Tour many moons ago or maybe it was a radio festival?
As I was wondering the Haight over the weekend, it reminded me of previous summers and songs that always remind me of summer. "Wetsuit" by The Vaccines has been popping up on my iPod a lot lately. This could easily be one of the songs of the summer especially with the lyric, "put a wetsuit on come on come on..." Another summer themed song that comes to mind is "Let's Go Surfing" by the Drums. I've had this record on repeat for quite some time. I remember turning my friend on to Elkland which features members of the Drums. Ironically enough, I turned this friend on to Elkland and he turned me onto The Drums. Funny, both of these songs mention surfing which I now just noticed. The last summer song is "Walking Barefoot" by Ash. This song is a bit older but it always gets me in the mood. I could easily listen to these songs while breezing by on my friend's scooter (which I also did), wandering somewhere around town or in a big city or on my way to some sort of summer picnic or something.
So tell me what are your songs of the summer?
I'll leave you with some pictures I took while wandering around SF this past weekend.