Friday, October 17, 2008

House of Blues

So it wasn't THAT bad...actually, it was pretty fun.

There was not a single inquiry to buy my tickets, but this
might have had something to do with the fact that someone else was selling identical tickets to mine for about $30 less.  I guess they were really mad about Brooke not being there...

Steve and I decided to buck up, look on the bright side, and enjoy our evening out together.  OK, really, I was the only one who had to *buck up*.  Steve was fine, but he was just the escort, ya know?  He never really had much of a desire to go to this concert in the first place, but he was willing to take me because I wanted to go for my birthday.  Nice guy.  :-)

So we went to eat
here.  Yummy.

I had the Stuffed Chicken Marsala.

Steve had the Venetian Apricot Chicken.

I think Steve was wishing HE had ordered the Stuffed Chicken Marsala...

Then, probably the best part of my night, was sharing this...

Wowzer. I had to make Steve slow down. I was trying to savor my bites, and he was plowing through it like he would never eat dessert again.

So then we headed to downtown Dallas. We brought Steve's camera so that I could take some good shots during the concert. We had some reservations that they might not let us bring it in, but they searched my purse before we entered and they didn't say anything about it. (My friend
Karah recently went to the New Kids on the Block reunion concert, and they wouldn't let her bring her camera in because the lens was too long)

The venue where they hold the concerts is really cool. It is small. We were in the center balcony, 4th row, and the view was excellent. The tickets on the floor are cheaper, but you have to stand up the whole time. And you know, 32 year olds don't really like to stand up at concerts for 2 hours anymore...

Here are some shots from the night. First up,
Meiko.  She has a really interesting sound to her voice and is a pretty decent story teller in her songs.

Next up,
Erin McCarley.  Sort of had the rock-n-roll edge to her music.  We really liked her. Home town girl from Garland, TX.

Priscilla Ahn. She would do these amazing vocal runs, record it on a loop pedal, then play it back and harmonize with herself. She would THEN play harmonica on top of that, while she was still playing guitar. Pretty cool. She had a beautiful, haunting voice. Please click
here and listen to this song. You will see how she loops things in this video.

Ingrid Michaelson.

She was the headliner, but probably my least favorite of the 4 girls.

Least favorite parts of the evening...

1. Getting told by a big bouncer once we were inside that I was not allowed to use my camera because it was of the "professional" variety. 

2. Some of the girls were potty mouths on stage between their songs. Not really so impressed by that. 

3.  And last but not least, the group of drunk women about 2 rows back that crossed over the line between being rambunctious to being obnoxious.

Favorite parts of the evening...

1.  The pumpkin cheesecake, as mentioned above. 

2. Having a break from baths and bedtime for an evening. 

3. Being exposed to some new, interesting and creative music. 

4. And most of all, getting to spend an evening out with the man I love doing something different and fun!

And one more thing. Don't mess.


Mike said...

that sounds pretty awsome. It's way cool to discover new live music, steppin outside the box yo. Also you look like a super-hero in the first picture.

mike said...

well maybe not a super-hero, but definitly about to fight crime.

Jen said...

Glad you had a good night after all! The pumpkin cheesecake looks awesome!

brett tilford said...

Glad you guys had a good time. Sorry for the drunks. haha

sarah p said...

It sounds like you had fun! The concert sounded great (minus Brooke). I really need to get out of my music funk and try some new stuff. Good for you.

That cheesecake looked A-mazing! I had some pumpkin cheesecake recently and it was THE best thing I'd had in quite a while. I love all things pumpkin.

The pic of you at the top is way cool. I love the lights. You look great, by the way. Glad you could enjoy an evening out with your hubby!

love you!

Amy said...

I guess this is how I hear about your birthday these days... I read your blog.

Lets connect soon to chat!

Love you and glad you had a good birthday!!

LeeAnn said...

the music by Priscilla Ahn was really nice, I liked it and am so amazed at her being able to do all those things at the same time.... I think she gets the award for multi-task-musicing or whatever we could call it.... thanks, that was nice.