The Red Thread

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You can’t beat summer weekends in New York, especially when friends, family, and great music are in town. Panorama might have been pounded by thunder and lighting on Friday afternoon, washing away The Weekend, Dua Lipa, and Father John Misty, but we all know summer festivals are a big gamble. Luckily, Sunday’s weather was on point, so I headed out to Randall’s Island.

My first stop was a Panorama staple, The Lab, a multimedia experience sponsored by HP and produced by my buddy JB over at Meta. I saw mind-blowing visuals paired with spiritual soundtracks from St. Vincent and ODESZA. I also finally got to see one of my all-time favorites, David Byrne, and even pow-wowed with his bassist after their set (FULL DISCLOSURE: I geeked out a little). The Killers shut sh*t down with “Mr. Brightside” to close out the weekend and everyone left in high spirits, the rainouts all but forgotten.

The highlight of my weekend, though, was my brother Alex’s surprise birthday party at Zac Brown Band on Saturday night. What a stadium show that band puts on! But what made it really special was seeing the beautiful people in Alex’s life together in one place. It was a surprise party orchestrated by his wife, and catching up with all of our close friends reminded me just how many amazing times and important events share one red thread: music.

Music is the backdrop of our ups and downs, it connects us when we’re in different places and points in our lives, and it’s the DNA of the cultural landscape we inhabit. In that moment at Citi Field, it all clicked; I realized just how lucky I am to work in this business, doing something I love so dearly with people I care so much about. It was clearer to me than ever before that the red thread of life’s adventures — music — will continue to spread and create impactful memories for us all.

Or maybe it was the drugs 😉

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