So, if you know me at all, you are probably aware that Mumford and Sons is my favorite band of all time.
When the news came out this weekend that they are taking an indefinite break, I had extremely mixed emotions. Clearly I was sad. I love seeing them live. All three times that I have traveled [far and wide] to see them, it has been worth it ten times over! Seeing Mumford and Sons perform live is a pure joy.
Junior year, I drove 4 hours to Knoxville and back in one night to see them live at this small-ish venue with my friend Rita. It was an incredible show and we even got the set lists after!
That following summer, I left Kenya after six weeks without electricity or running water, landed in London on my birthday and promptly went to meet friends and see Mumford perform in Hyde Park. It was an amazing, amazing birthday!
Just this past March, two of my very best friends in the world were visiting me in Germany and we flew to Florence to meet another close friend and saw Mumford live that night. If I was designing my perfect day, this just might be it. It was an Italian evening, a CPA reunion, an absurdly hilarious night, and an absolutely terrific performance by Mumford and Sons.
On the other hand, I have a ton of respect for them for recognizing their need for a break. Especially in the entertainment industry, but even just in the world, this rarely happens. So, as heart breaking as it will be to have no more new Mumford and Sons music, I have to give them major props for doing what they need to do.