Monday, June 16, 2014

Lady Antebellum (this is super long but probably totally worth it)

What I'm really going to post about today is the Lady Antebellum concert I went to on Saturday but first I'd like to share a story with you about how nice my boyfriend is. On Saturday we were sitting on his sofa watching the World Cup and I wasn't wearing makeup and I hadn't brushed or washed my hair because I mean hello, he's already my boyfriend it's not like I have to try and impress him anymore, right? And his golden retriever who has no concept of her actual size jumped up on my lap because she thinks she's a lap dog and Keith goes, "Awwww I'm going to take a picture." So I stuck my head out pretty far to make sure there was no hint of a double chin and he took the picture and showed it to me and I was like "Cool" but he started laughing really hard and I was like "What did I miss?"


And he says, "You look a little bit like a zombie." And I said "HEY! I AM A BEAUTIFUL LADY IN THAT PICTURE OBVIOUSLY. YOU CAN HARDLY EVEN SEE THE GREASE IN MY HAIR AND YOU CAN'T EVEN TELL HOW UNRULY MY EYEBROWS ARE." and he said, "I said just a LITTLE bit. You look like they're just starting to put the zombie makeup on you for an episode of The Walking Dead." And I said "Well that's the last time I hang out with you without wearing makeup." And he said "You're not wearing makeup?" and I was like "....I don't even know what to say to you right now." Then his dog stepped on my uterus and resulted in this picture:


Ok so moving on. I went to a concert on Saturday. I didn't used to like concerts, mostly because I hadn't ever been to one. I mean in 2007 I went to the fair and I stood on a bench and peered over a fence at a Rascal Flatts concert but that was pretty much the extent of it. But then in 2012 I saw Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney and it was AWESOME and I was like, "Maybe I'm changing my mind about concerts." And after Lady A on Saturday I'm like, "Ok yes I've definitely changed my mind." However, since I've only ever been to outdoor concerts I've decided that those are the only kind I like and I have no desire to go to an indoor concert. It seems like it would be stuffy and hot and yuck. And I mean, why would you want to be inside when you could be in an outdoor amphitheater looking at mountains and beauty and smog? Come on now.


I don't really know where to start so I'll just go from before the beginning of the concert. We had to drive almost 2 hours to get to the venue, and after our disaster with the baseball game a couple of months ago we wanted to make sure we had plenty of time to park and get inside... so we got there 3 hours early. THREE. HOURS. EARLY. But it was fine because we had books so we walked past all the people tailgating and found a random table and chairs right next to the entrance and sat there and read for about an hour and a half. And I know like 97% of you are out there like "You guys are freaks why wouldn't you have just found somebody to tailgate with instead of just reading like weirdos?" But you don't understand. I just didn't feel like talking to strangers and I needed to find out what happened in my book to make Penny floor it and drive off of Hummock Pond Road and Demeter is an alcoholic at 17 and like OMG I needed to read the book, ok? Sorry. That sentence made no sense.

They opened the gates at 6pm, an hour before the concert, and we were sitting there like "This is so cool, nobody is getting in line, we're going to be first." I mean there was a "fast pass" line thing and I'm not sure how you got in that line but I'm pretty sure $$$$$$$ but I didn't want to be in that line anyway because I saw three guys in their 50s discussing Jersey Shore. I mean I'm pretty sure they were based on this conversation:

Guy #1: "Sammy just REALLY loves Ronnie. I don't think she'll ever break up with him for real."
Guy #2: "I know man. And Mike just isn't as cool as he used to be."
Guy #1: Oh for real. And that little one? She's annoying as ****.

Like I didn't even think Jersey shore was still a thing but whatever.

So we were all proud of ourselves for being the first ones at the front, but then when we went to get in line we realized that the line started back where we couldn't even see it and it was pretty long. So we just laughed and walked for like five entire minutes to the back of the line but it was moving pretty quickly so we didn't feel like we had made a dire mistake or anything.

I'm trying to decide just how much to tell you guys about the concert. I feel like there are a billion stories but do you really want to read a billion stories about the Lady A concert? I mean this post is already long enough and the concert hasn't even started yet. I'm sorry about that but TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY so I can do what I want.

It seems important to mention that Keith hates country music. He said, "It's funny, because I fit in really well with country people, I just hate the music." Which is like the most true statement ever. But he sat through the whole concert and didn't complain and he even clapped along with me when I said, "If Hilary Scott tells you to clap, YOU CLAP." He did laugh at me but he clapped so I ignored the laughter.

I feel like there has been way too much time without a picture so here's the one of me and Keith before the concert started. If you remember, I was struggling with what to wear. Well, last week I dug around in the bins in my closet where I keep my clothes (I don't have a dresser #adult) and I found a pair of capri pants that I thought I had lost and they FIT so I was liket SWEET. So I went to Target and found a flowy black tank top that had like lacy straps and it was flattering and comfy and affordable so I paired it with the pants and sandals and I looked 0% country but 100% comfortable so that was that.

Also I had curled my hair a LOT before we left but then we drove with the windows down and I didn't even think about it and half the curls fell out but I'm still ok with the end result.

Ok. Let's see. OH David Nail opened for Lady A and he is SO good. I didn't realize that I actually know several of his songs so that made me really happy. I think Keith may have gotten tired of me turning to him and saying "OMG I LOVE THIS SONG!" but he pretended like he didn't care so that was nice.

And I wasn't drunk AT ALL because the alcohol prices were RIDICULOUS. The cheapest beer they had was $11.50 and a frozen margarita was $15. FIFTEEN FREAKING DOLLARS. And it wasn't even huge, it was in a red solo cup. And I would have needed a few of them to have felt anything and I didn't feel like making Keith pay almost $50 for beverages. And it was fun without alcohol so I was happy.

By the time Lady A got on stage it was SO crowded. My feet were touching the people in front of us. I mean, look.


When Lady A started their part of the show everybody stood up and I was surprised there weren't more drunk people. I was worried that everybody around us would be jumping around being obnoxious but nobody was. I mean there was a group of cougars middle aged women next to us and the one sitting the closest to me ignored the laws of personal space and put her BARE FEET dangerously close to my legs and I glared at her but she was wine wasted and didn't even notice and I wanted to explain to her that her toe ring was extremely outdated but I didn't because she seemed like she would have pulled my hair and started a cat fight.

Lady A did a GREAT job of entertaining. I had a BLAST and Keith said he didn't hate it but I could tell he was being sarcastic, but he did a really good job of pretending. One of the guys (Charlie, I think. He's the guy who doesn't play an instrument and only sings) was really annoying to me and just seemed so arrogant and cocky and at one point he told the other guy (Dave, I think) that he would like him to not play the guitar because he wanted to sing the acoustic version of "Hello World." And Keith and I laughed. And THEN Charlie got a hole of one of the cameras that was being used to show what was on the big screens and at first he was filming the audience but then he turned it around and just kept filming his face and I was like, "Wow, this guy thinks very highly of his face and his fauxhawk and I would like to see more of Hilary please." And for like 80% of the concert I thought Hilary and Charlie were married and I felt bad for Dave because he was the third wheel and I felt bad for Hilary because Charlie seems like such a tool, but don't worry because it turns out Hilary is married to the drummer whose name I can't remember but he seems like a Steve.


I sang along to almost every single song because I KNEW THEM ALL because I listen to their CDs on repeat like all the time. And you guys I can't even tell you how amazing it was. They were just SO GREAT.

My favorite part was when they sang "Need You Now" for the encore and Keith had his arm around me and I was hugging him and singing along and remembering all the times I heard that song when we were broken up and I would think about him and be all sad. But like now it was the total opposite and it was a little surreal and I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little choked up. But that also could have been the hormones, who knows. Anyway, it was a really special moment for me.

Then we left and had to battle the parking lot. There was ONE EXIT for like 6,000+ cars. ONE. We sat in the car for about 40 minutes with the engine off because nobody was moving, and then Keith figured out that a bunch of cars were sneaking around the outside edge and getting out really fast so we did that and we were out in like 10 minutes. So instead of waiting in the parking lot for what I'm sure would have been 3 hours, we were out in 50 minutes.

Traffic faces.
And then we had In N Out.



 And that's all I have to say about the concert. If you actually read this whole thing then you deserve a prize but I don't have a prize for you so please just feel really proud of yourself and know that I appreciate you so much. Like so much that I'll drink a mimosa in your honor.

26 comments:

  1. That burger looks unreal. Now I'm hungry... ugh.. thanks.

    Keith wins big points for pretending like it wasn't the worst thing in the world. Lady A are pretty decent, but I don't like country... so there's that.

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  2. I read the whole thing, prize please!

    Also, what is it with cougs and toe rings?

    Also, I want to move to America for In and Out.

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  3. This post is really long and I’m not sure of the order in which I should react to things. Allow me to highlight my favorite moments:

    The dog stepping on your uterus and consequent picture
    Your concert pictures because hello you two are really good looking
    That cheeseburger OMG I NEED DAT
    The fact that your tweet of this post allowed for a TWSS joke

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  4. I went to that concert too!! Lady A put on an amazing show...and I wanted to meet them and be their new bffs. Alas, I'm not that cool.

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  5. My dog steps on my uterus all the time, but she's only a 20 pound pup so I feel extra sorry for you on that one. As for the rest, I freaking love concerts, especially outdoor ones. And I can only imagine how great Lady A is live! I've dragged my man along to a country concert & despite his hating country, he still didn't complain and even sang along to a couple of songs that he knew from me listening to them all the time.

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  6. I loved this post but my fave part was definitely the reference to toe rings being outdated. thank you. I am in 100% agreement.

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  7. this post was really long but i totally dig your writing style because i feel like you are legit TELLING us how you would say it in person. HA. the dog stepping on you :( i've been there! is In and Out really that great?! everyone is always raving about that place. we don't have them on the east coast... well, in jersey i don't believe.

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  8. For the record, your hair looks really really good. Also that's sweet he didn't know you were wearing makeup and even sweeter that he took that picture. Wait the sweetest is that he went to the concert even if he doesn't like country.

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  9. I love that Keith "suffered" through the Lady A concert for you. If he says anything about all of it, feel free to remind him about all of the hiking :)

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  10. Sounds like you had a great time and I think Keith had a good time too hes just pretending he didnt because guys do that weird stuff. Enjoy that mimosa Im stuck at work and would love one.

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  11. Seriously, I wish I could master curls the way you do.

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  12. On drinking at country concerts, here's a trick for you: invest in a pair of cowboy boots that are just a little too big. Then, you slip those airplane sizes bottles of booze down the sides of them while you're wearing them. No one can see them! It works really well. You could also stick a flask in your jeans at your lower back if you're wearing a flowy shirt. I know all of the tricks for sneaking booze into places where they check your purse.

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  13. I'm a fast food junkie (no shame) and I hear so many people talk about In N Out and I can't wait to try it one day.
    Anyway, I feel like Amanda from Voyage of the Mee Mee and Duh! Danae should bring back their "Sh*t Men Say" link up just because Keith could become famous and you'd have lots of content for it.

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  14. Did you shave your legs? If my curls looked that good after having windows rolled down, I'd be so happy. I love David Nail and Lady A and this sounds like it was the most magical time in all the land ever to be had. Also, you and Keith have perfect teeth.... annnnndddd yep that's all I have.

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  15. I would never allow Brian to take a picture of my without makeup so you're nice for doing that.

    Also, I obvi AW'ed at the Need You Now part because I am a sappy sap now instead of a cold hearted betch.

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  16. OMG I want that burger!!
    The concert looks really fun! Your curls are gorgeous and IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!

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  17. I read the whole thing and enjoyed every bit of it

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  18. If I read it 5 times, will you have 5 mimosas or a ninja mimosa?

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  19. I can't believe you didn't tailgate, that is sort of un-concert-y of you. Additionally, and I don't know why I am sharing, but I have been in an argument at that place because the lawn seating is sucky and people sat on my feet and spilled my $12 beer. Glad you had fun!!!!

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  21. DYING laughing over the picture sequence and story. hahahah!! Ever since my new work-from-home "job" - let's just say I've gotten pretty used to wearing sports bras all day with my hair on top of my head and no makeup (it's awesome) (for me). The other day I realized I'd done this like 4 straight days in a row and told X, "I PROMISE you I will look cute for you tomorrow. PLEASE just give me today." Plus, I feel like then when you DO try, it's extra special... yeah?!

    I'm loving this entire post. And you guys are CUTE!

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  22. Love this recap!!!.... Aren't they the best?!

    I really wish David Nail would have opened for them at the concert I went to, but we had Joe Nichols and Billy Currington (which was more than fine).

    Fun fact about Charles..... He is Katherine Heigl's brother-in-law. His brother Josh Kelley is married to her. And, he is actually really nice. I promise. I've met him several times and he has always been super sweet. All three of them are dolls.

    Another fun fact.... You know how Hilary and David seem kind of short? They totally aren't. They are actually both taller than me (I'm 5'7"). Hilary is probably 5'8/5'9 and David is over 6 feet. It's just that Charles is like 6'5", so they look short next to him. You most likely didn't need or want to know that, but it's a random observation I made.

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  23. I'll be honest. I just read the highlights and don't hate me, but I'll tell you why. I first read it on my phone and WHOA I was just scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. BUT. Before Tim McGraw last may I hadn't been to a concert since like Vince Gill and Alan Jackson were still touring. And I really wish I could have remembered Tim McGraw, but I didn't read, I drank a whole lot. Also, indoor concerts aren't as fun. I saw Britney Spears inside and it was just awkward.

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  24. I love that book I hope you finished it!!

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