Monday, August 16, 2010

the perfect day

I had sort of forgotten what it felt like to be on summer vacation. Now I know. I mean, yes, it can be fun sitting around doing nothing, but for me it's getting aggravating. I know I just posted a blog about the power of changing an attiude, but I don't know what else to do. I've tried to keep myself occupied, but I have no motivation anymore for writing, which is one of my greatest downfalls. I think this is because I have nothing to report. Most of my friends live out of the area, I don't really have the money to go visit friends, I'm kind of just...stuck. Waiting for a job offer, an interview, anything. Okay, I'll stop complaining now and promise to change my attitude and find ways to keep myself busy.

One thing I did to occupy my time was go to the Lady Antebellum concert last night with Jess. She's home from Nashville for the week for two weddings, and asked if I would be interested in going with her. My answer? SIGN ME UP. I love them so much. If my counting is correct, last night was my fifth time seeing them live...which is crazy, because that's almost equal to bands I have loved for several years. However, this was my first time seeing them after they got all famous on us. You see, Jess and I discovered Lady A in 2007, when they opened for Martina. They captivated me. I was amazed by their energy and harmonies. That was back when they did not have an album out and only three songs on their myspace! Just a few months later, their first single came out, followed by their album, which has since gone platinum. Jess and I saw them a few times here and there during that year, but they were always opening for big names, and no one in the audience really knew them except they recognized "Love Don't Live Here". Fast forward to last night. By now, the band has had three number one hits and another album, which went double platinum. Their songs are not only popular in country music, but have hit the top 40 airwaves as well.

So, last night, I knew that it was going to be a different experience than how we usually see them when the exit off 75 was backed up at least 2 miles. Every seat was full, and everyone was there to see Lady Antebellum, headlining the show. What a concept to wrap my head around! When they came out on stage, people went nuts. Everyone in the audience was singing along to EVERY SONG, not just the first single! Oh man, my energy was so high just watching them up there. They opened the show with "Stars Tonight" and then continued to weave in songs from both albums- including my favorites "Run To You", "Hello World", and, my all time fave, "All We'd Ever Need". They even closed the show with "Run To You", which is just insane because the last time we saw them live, we also met them, and Jess REQUESTED that they sing "Run To You" because it was her favorite- now it's a number one hit and they closed the show with it!

One of my favorite parts of the night was when Charles said "I know a lot of you have to go to work tomorrow, and you've had a busy weekend. But tonight, just forget all about it and let yourself go".

He pretty much just summed up why I go to concerts. Some people may think I'm wasting my money, time and energy. Those people don't get it. Concerts are my escape. Some people go shopping, or to the spa, or go running, or take a long freedom is in the music. There is no better feeling to me than jumping around screaming songs out loud and completly forgetting about all the stress in my life. So thank you, Lady A, for allowing me to do that last night. I am so proud of this band and am sure that I will continue to support them. It was the perfect day :)

Sidenotes- I'm looking for a new project that will take up some of my time. Thoughts?

Love you all.


Anonymous said... Add Reply

Okay, so my suggestion for a project to take up some of your time ties into your earlier comment about losing motivation for writing. What about doing some work for the book you mentioned wanting to write? Maybe you could even use some of your blog entries from the past year as a springboard. I know anything you'd write would be (as your blogs are) so inspiring.

So glad you had a wonderful time at the concert!! :)

Shari said... Add Reply

^Oops, that's me ... for some reason it didn't sign me in with my name!

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