Never Ever Ever Linkup!

So yes I know I said I would post more than link-ups but lately my writers block is getting the best of me. So instead I bring you The Never Ever Ever Linkup

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I Never Ever Ever….

  • will understand how one gets a cold in the summer. The weird part is I bet I can pinpoint where the germs came from this weekend that caused me to wake up feeling like crap. I should have known it was coming since I felt weird all day yesterday!
  • want to stop attending concerts. And I am sad that I haven’t made it to one this year. Since you know I am been busy in a new relationship and wedding planning there never seems to be time. So now I have my eye on the Lady Antebellum/Kip Moore tour coming  this fall. I am hoping they make an East coast appearance!
  • want to plan a wedding again! This one is stressful enough. Maybe a vow renewal to the same guy, but getting divorced isn’t an option for us, so this one should be pretty easy to obtain.

Are you playing along?

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Brothers of the Sun…Concert Review

A great day was had by all at FedEx Field watching Jake Owen, Grace Potter, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. Each act had impressive crowd interaction. For me that is like the number 1 thing a band can do during the show. I don’t like feeling as if I am watching a music video or listening to the CD. I want more! Thankfully all gave more, more and more! I was a little sad that Tim McGraw didn’t sing one of my favs, My Next Thirty Years, but he did sing, I like it I love it. I reminisced back to when I first heard that song, and was one of the songs that brought me into country music.
Here are a great few shots:

Jake Owen

Tim McGraw

Kenny Chesney (opening)

more Kenny Chesney

Oh and finally Jake Owen was sitting behind us during the beginning of Tim McGraw.

Summer Lovin!

Summer Lovin’ had me a blast – Summer Lovin’, happened so fast…Ahh how I love summer! It has been an amazing few days and I feel so lucky to live the life I have. Let’s do a quick recap then feel free to share your summer fun.

Thursday night I headed to the Green Turtle to listen to one of my favorite local cover bands The Project. You should check them out, the next show is Thursday at Clyde’s in Columbia. They are an acoustic group of guys (Bob, Eric & Jason) that play all the hits you love to sing along too…just what I love about live music. They even ask for audience participation.

Friday…well I worked, which wasn’t bad, but after that the fun began. Visited with a dear friend and her adorable baby…I cannot get enough of this kid! She has to be one of the best babies I have ever met…and I really don’t like babies. Yes I know, weird, but they aren’t too interactive. Except for this one. She is super active, smiles, laughs is already trying to stand up (and she’s only 5 months old) and she is just generally AWESOME! Here’s a quick look at the cutie!

Saturday’s plans were some what delayed by bad weather…it rained almost all day. We had grand plans to head into DC early, enjoy the sites and walk around but that didn’t happen. But a friend and I braved the elements (maybe I melt in the rain, ok no I don’t but my hair frizzes) and headed down to DC to get our culture groove on. We went to the Capital Fringe Festivalto see Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue presenting The Brontes. It was a great show, it made me laugh, it made me want to sing, they had me clapping along…totally recommend it (although there is only one show left). We topped the evening off with my favorite fro yo Yogi Castle!

And finally we had Sunday Funday! I did a living social deal for the day of fun. It was crabs, hamburgers, salads, beer, wine, and more for 4 hours….and live music by Millennium at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club just over the Bay Bridge. It was a fun day…despite the lack of sun.

Here was our view (yes that’s the Bay Bridge):

Sadly I don’t swim in the bay…and it had lots of jelly fish, but I did touch sand…so success and closer to my goal of 5 times this year!  I know I can get at least 4 so I need to figure out how to get my 5th time.

So what did your weekend hold?

 

 

 

Be Free. Be Happy. Be You.

Be Free. Be Happy. Be You.

This inspired me to take a few minutes and update about life.

It’s been a crazy few weeks. I was in NY for work, Nashville for fun, and then really busy with life. I have been good about taking photos so tonight may be photo updates.

In NY just did the usual work thing, but flew through LaGuardia airport. If you have never been there don’t go…if you have to be there prepare yourself. It’s so not fun! I think it have been spoiled by the prettiness of BWI but really it’s kind of gross. Not a lot of food options, not a lot of seating, it’s dark and looks dirty (ok off the soap box).

I was home for 48 hours then off to Nashville for my birthday weekend. We went to the world’s largest tree house in the Crossville TN. I have some pictures to post later. I also hit up Arrington Vineyards (owned by Kix Brooks) and the Frist museum for visual arts.  Of course no trip to Nashville is complete without some time at the Second Fiddle, my favorite Nashville honky tonk.

This past week I have no idea what kept me so busy, but I do remember I had dinner with a few different friends as part of birthday celebrations. I also had a small b-day celebration at Second Chance Saloon, saw my friend’s band (the Project) and went to the Lady Antebellum concert at Merriweather.

So I feel free, happy and just me because of all the fun stuff I have been up to lately. I think I have also made a few decisions about life this past weekend and I am excited to start the next chapter for year 33.

What makes you feel happy?

Country music disappoints (almost)

Friday night I headed to the Filmore in Silver Spring for what should have been girls with guitars and a piano man. It was supposed to be Sara Evans as the headliner but sadly she ended up with the stomach flu so Phil Vassar took over the duties. He started off great with a few of his big hits. He then went on to introduce the other girls (and one guy as the substitute). LeAnn Womack, Sunny Sweeney and Joanna Smith were our girls and Easton Corbin was our guy…well let’s just say there was some of the performance left to be desired. They each sang about 4-5 songs, which included many of the tops hits for each (feel free to google).

 

We then get to the last song (Doc Watson- Down In The Valley To Pray) was supposed to be all of them together, yet most didn’t know the words. It was so bad to the point where someone from behind the stage had to come out with lyrics. I would have been fine if they really didn’t know it and came on stage with the lyrics. I was also disappointed because at many time they were on their phones (well all but Phil). I was super annoyed. I guess we also had a birds eye few so we could see quite a bit of what the performers were doing:

 

At the end of the show performers (regardless of the performance) thank the audience, take a bow, and say goodnight, something. Well that didn’t happen. All but Phil Vassar finished the song (which again they didn’t know the words) and walked off the stage. I was VERY confused. I have never seen that before. Phil stayed on the stage, the crowd cheered, and he tried to get the rest of them back on stage for a bow, a thank you, SOMETHING!! But after much coaxing the only two that appear were Sunny Sweeney and Joanna Smith. They didn’t stick around long. So as Phil thanked the audience and left the stage. But unlike the others he came back for an encore (since they played for less than 2 hours, this was much appreciated). He played his amazing rendition of Piano Man. You can see many versions on Youtube.

So even if others disappointed Phil is why I am still going to pay money for country music. I would also say i will NEVER go see any of the other performers again. I also know many others would not have behaved the same way and I was actually appalled by their behavior.

So friends, what have shocked you lately? Have you seen any lack of appreciation from other performers?