Friday, July 31, 2009

And Then...

So, off we went to see Jackson Browne.

And then we stopped to eat. And I had THE BEST SHAKE EVER. It was a cookie dough peanut butter shake, and it involved cookie dough ice cream, fudge, peanut butter and chocolate chips and OH MY GOSH. I will probably dream about this shake.

And then we got to the concert place. Where we saw a whole gaggle of friends. So we had fun people to hang out with.

And then we staked out our claim out on the lawn. And our claim was good. And we had a totally clear view of the stage. (Way better than the friends. But we're nice and we shared.)

And then we settled in to wait (2 and a half hours) for the show to start. But we had cookies, so that was fine.

And then there was a monsoon. A Torrential downpour. Um, it rained.

And then EVERYTHING was wet. Everything. Blankets, clothing, skin, hair, underwear, chairs.... Never to be dry again. Why didn't I wear the Crocs? Because I'm stupid. That's why.
And then the sun decided to come back out to play.
And then Mr. Browne decided to come out to play (I'm Alive for the opener).

And then he sang For A Dancer (See! I told you he was thinking of me! But really, just go listen to the song. Right now. It's the one with that amazing line "somewhere between the time you arrive and the time you go may lie a reason that you were alive that you'll never know.").

And then my lip started to quiver.

And then the tears started to fall.

And then I was so so so so so happy.

And then he closed with The Load Out / Stay.

And then I knew that Mom was gonna be mad that she didn't come along.

And then we packed up our sopping wet stuff and drove home with smiling faces.


Bacardi Mama said...

Mom is mad, but she's mad at Rosie! Never again will I make that mistake. From here on out, it's every man for himself (or herself)!!! Sorry you got wet, but I think it was well worth it. I remember being equally wet at a Buffett concert once. Love you!

Lyndsay said...

Awww, how nice of him to sing your song just for you! I bet he made the sun come back out too!


Glad you had a special night! Milkshakes, music, cookies.... good times!

Heart2Heart said...

Perhaps it was all a sign that before something beautiful happens a little rain must fall!

SO glad you got to attend this concert despite the weather, you still seemed like you had an amazing time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

oooOoOoo ... i like the quote from For a Dancer -- really cool picture of the rain!