Wow, we had a GREAT TIME!!!!
So Tuesday night I get a call from my sister she says she found out there is a free concert Wednesday night. It’s her all time favorite band Everclear. We had seen them a few years ago also.
So I agree to go even though it’s a work night (yeah I’m sort of a baby about getting enough sleep). So we finally find the location, I had not been down there since it opened. Ate dinner, laughed til my side hurt then decided to head over to the ‘stage area’. The opening band was Carolina Liar and they were AMAZING!
I have to buy their cd. Anyway, there were not THAT many people around, so we had a really good seat on some cement steps; about 35 feet from the stage. About 9 it was time for Everclear. And the place was CROWDED! I have no idea how much beer I had spilt on my ankles, in my shoes, on my back, etc. BUT the concert was great!
We had a great time! The guy next to us was nice, offered to buy us something to drink (I thanked him but no thanks). Even the gal next to us dancing like a mad woman was so nice, but got a bit rough with the guys trying to push their way down the steps. One landed on my sister, but another guy caught her. At that moment I realized how old I feel and what a young crowd it was! Also very trendy crowd…again something I’m really not.
SOOO THEN they say they are sticking around to sign autographs, chat, etc. SO we head over to a general area and hear one of the security guys saying something about a line, I asked the guy in front of me, ‘what did he say?’ I thought they said the line was going THAT way (pointing to the OTHER end of the stage)...but they guy says “he said the line is going THIS way, get behind me, quick”. SO we did and we were about 5th in line to meet and greet. My sister is almost speechless.
IT was AWESOME seeing how excited she was. She has been a fan since I can remember! SO they come out and she is totally speechless. Acts like a real dork when she gets in front of him. talking like a caveman “Me big fan, long time, your great….big fan….”
LOL! So he looks at her and is like “awh that is so sweet, you are so sweet; give me a hug”...YEAH this through her into total shock! I got a great picture of her and him. She said it was the best night of her life so far (she’s pretty young, so I hope she has many days and nights that top this one!)
She said this was on her ‘life to list, but might not happen’ TO HUG ART FROM EVERCLEAR.
She gets to mark that one off. :-)
I am so very tired to say the least. I have not gotten less than at least 6 hours in a long time! Let alone about 3 hours. BUT It was so worth it. I would have come into work with NO sleep; the look on her face the whole drive home last night was priceless.
:-) 4 years ago