Thursday, July 22, 2010

our yearly trek to charlotte.

Every year Guy & I take a road trip to Charlotte, N.C. to see the Dave Matthews Band. They've been my favorite band since 9th grade and I've seen them at least once a year ever since. I'm feel lucky that Guy loves them too so we can have such a fun night every year.
Our fun night, however, started a bit bumpy. We left work extra early so we'd get to Charlotte in time to see the opening act: the one and only Amos Lee. I love Amos Lee and felt like I was getting a 'twofer' getting to see both him & DMB in one night.
Unfortunately we (read: he) decided that we should pick up some Chic Fil A and check in to our hotel for  30 minutes or so to relax. We (read: he) thought we wouldn't have problems with traffic. We (read: me) knew otherwise.
We ate, changed, relaxed and hit the road in what we (read: he) thought would be enough time to get to the show and see Amos Lee. Yeah... notsomuch. We ended up sitting in traffic for an hour and a half trying to get into the venue and ended up only hearing ONE SONG of Amos'.
Morgan was not pleased.
As I was pouting into my Miller Lite, Guy redeemed himself. He saw Amos wandering around near the concessions. Shockingly (or maybe not so shockingly) no one seemed to know who he was so we got to walk right up to him, chat, and get a picture. Totally made my evening.
{boo to grainy Droid camera. hooray for having something to snap a picture with!}
So from there on out we had an amazing night. DMB rocked the house.
Seriously. Best show I've seen in a long time. And that's saying alot when I've seen them over 20 times. They played mostly old school jams that I hadn't heard live since the late 90's. We couldn't have asked for a better show.
So that was my Wednesday evening. An evening like that makes a Thursday at work extremely hard... especially when you got up at 5:30a and drove three hours home to make it to work.
Diet Coke here I come!
xoxo


19 comments:

Hilary Lane said...

I was supposed to be at that show!! So glad you had fun! And yay for him playing all the good songs from the 90s! Those were the best! I remember stealing my sister's Crash cd when I was in elementary school. I still have it & I'm pretty sure she never realized I'm the one who stole it.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love the pic of you and Amos. see? something great came out of being late!

Leslie said...

Such a fun night! Hope you have enough caffeine to make it through tonight's celebration too! xo

Erika said...

Eek! How EXCITING! We definitely have something in common. I tell my husband that Dave is my other husband. We see him every year as well, but on the west coast. Last year it was in SF and it was great. I can't wait until the end of next month when we get to see him again! One year I want to splurge and see him at Red Rocks:-)

littledaisymay said...

We LOVE Dave too :) We're planning on going to Atlanta on Tuesday to hear them!

bananas. said...

i don't know amos but dave...LOVE dave. i went to uc davis and i swear dave was a daily presence in the dorms.

brooke said...

i've always enjoyed dave but it wasn't until my 30 hour drive when my gal crystal played almost every song he's ever recorded that i fell in LOVE with dave!!! oh so good!! so amazing you see him every year!!! what an awesome tradition...don't know much about amos though...have to check him out!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I sort of gave up on Dave a few years ago (horrible I KNOW!!!) But I've started listening to his older music again. This gives me hope that I'd again enjoy one of his shows to the fullest!!!

*TWO POINTS FOR MEETING AMOS!* that rocks!!!

Rasha @ {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

wahoo something came from being late, haha

Kristin said...

What a fun tradition. I need to start one with my hubs!

Katy Mary said...

Great pics and such a fun yearly outing!

Jenni said...

How awesome!!! DMB was my first concert ever!!! I was 12 and in 6th grade...I remember asking my sister why the guy next to us was rolling a cigarette on another guys stomach... haha i was too naive to know what pot was :)

Lane :) said...

the show sounds amazing! but sorry you had to sit in traffic. yuck! :/

drollgirl said...

well what a happy ending to a shaky start! WHEW!

last year i bought tickets for me and then bf to see judas priest. and then i forgot about the concert until the night before the show. and then the bf could not get the night off from work. it was a VERY UNHAPPY HOUSEHOLD THAT WEEKEND. me angry at myself and trying to unload the tickets on craigslist (which didn't work), and him mad mad MAD that i made such a GIGANTIC MISTAKE. eee. live and learn.

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~KS said...

Which song did you hear? I LOVE Amos Lee. Love. Love. Love.

And awesome you got a pic with him!!!! Redemption!

blueviolet said...

I can not believe you have seen them that many times! That's fascinating! My daughter has started going once a year now but she'll never catch up to you!

LOVE that you snapped the pic with Amos!

Islandia Lane said...

Love them! and I think my first show for them was at Walnut Creek! I was just jammin to the newest album on Sat while cleaning up around the house. Great blog.

DrayaAnn said...

I have a confession. I LOVE DMB like love them more than what's normal. I have seen DMB in 6 states and at least 45 times. Sick I know but it was the best money spent over the years!