It has been in the 90s (32 C) all week, so I suppose I ought to concede that summer is, indeed, here. But that’s all right because with summer, come summer songs, including one of my new favorites: Sistar’s “I Swear.” This one actually makes me nostalgic for the weekend after my high school graduation, when my three high school BFFs and I went to the coast all on our own with the graduation money we’d rounded up and enjoyed our first ever extended period without adult supervision. It was like four days. Overnight. We drove ourselves two hours to get there.
See, I was going to school out of state and another of us was headed out to a school an hour or so away from the tiny towns we’d spent practically our whole lives in, so we decided we needed an adventure. We did silly things like wake up around dawn to go crabbing (without a license, oops), played complicated card games with eight(?) different decks all at once, and held hands during the incoming tide and refused to retreat until the shortest of us was soaked to the waist. We even bought a birthday cake to celebrate our birthdays for the next year since my impending departure meant we couldn’t celebrate three out of our four days all together.
Instead of going to our ten-year reunion, I flew back to my hometown so the four of us could get together for another beach retreat. No early morning crabbing this time around (all-you-can-eat buffet at a casino instead, mmmmm), but lots of hours on the beach taking photographs and catching up on our lives.
Both trips are honestly some of my best memories–and that’s what this MV makes me think of, no matter what the lyrics actually say. These ladies just look like they’re having so much fun on their getaway that I can’t even care about how male-gazey it is. This MV never fails to make me smile.
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