this is a great thread idea!
i honestly have so many memories, wholesome moments and notable listening experiences involving lana's music! i'll do bulletpoints for a few i guess - i'll try not to do too many or else this will go on forever
one of my favourites was many years ago back not long after BTD dropped i'd downloaded all of the available unreleased LDR onto my ipod. i was walking home from school; it'd closed early bc it snowed suuuuper hard. i was walking thru the big park that was near my childhood home (where i lived at the time of course) with lana's unreleased on shuffle - what i remember most vividly is listening to Driving In Cars With Boys while walking thru the beautiful snow, super happy that i'd managed to get out of school early (because that's the best feeling in the world when you're like 14 ) and thinking "god, i love this song!" hahaha. it felt perfect too because DICWB always had a wintery feel for me, i guess bc of the bells in the song? so the joy of being in that setting with a song so fitting combined with the happiness of getting out of school and heading home makes it such a special memory for me. funnily enough i then went home and downloaded dozens of albums of lana photos onto my laptop, specifically from the lizzy grant era - i just loved looking at her, i found her mesmerising and i was so inspired just by looking at her
i was in the car on the way to my bestie's house [it was the day before her birthday!] when West Coast premiered on the radio; i remember being SO fucking amazed, i recall describing it to my friends as "like lana, red hot chilli peppers and alt-j all combined!" i was soooo pumped! needless to say we spent the day with it on repeat. i remember the weather being so lovely and sunshiney, i was 15 years old and totally obsessed, i honestly think that song informed so much of my life and its crazy to think it all stemmed from that moment.
more recently, the day Blue Banisters dropped i'd been working. i usually finish at 11pm but i managed to finish at 9pm that night, so that i could go home and have a full listen through with my bestie then go out and get drunk. we did exactly that, we loved the album (bestie cried soooo hard at Cherry Blossom, she doesn't really listened to unreleased lana) and then after we'd had a few drinks we headed out to the club at the bottom of my street. we spent a lot of that night in the smoking area talking to people aaaaand.... that night i happened to meet someone who very soon after became my boyfriend we're still together and whenever i listen to BB i'm always thinking about how glad i am that he just so happened to be in the same club as me that night. crazy to think that in october we will have been together a whole year! (minus one little 2-day break up we had ) i will forever associate this album with our relationship! (so when we do break up properly i'm screwed, i'll never be able to listen to it again LOL)