playing penny lane
“They don’t even know what it is to be a fan, y’know? To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts.”
Ten years ago this week, one of my favorite movies of all time (definitely in my Top 3) was released: Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. If you love music, you must see this film. Even if you’re not into the ’70s. Even if you don’t like Kate Hudson – she was born for this role. And if you can get your hands on it, make sure to watch the bootleg cut, aka the director’s cut, aka “Untitled.” I didn’t think the movie could get more perfect, but the director’s cut proved me wrong.
I feel like I should say something profound about how much this movie speaks to me, about how many relationships I’ve had blossom around a mutual love we shared for it, about the power of music, but I’d never do it justice. It makes you smile while breaking your heart and then puts you back together again. But this line sums up part of why I relate to it so much:
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
Ain’t that the truth?
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Almost Famous, here’s me as Penny Lane for Halloween 2007.
Green coat: Target (I think Merona? I’ve since gotten rid of it, as it was actually too big), flowy top: thrifted, jeans: Mossimo, shades: eBay. I think my tacklebox was also from Target, but I can’t remember.
“We are not groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they wanna be near someone famous. We’re here because of the music. We inspire the music. We are band aids.”
Hope everyone’s having a good weekend… it’s all happening!