...all in two days and I'm still spinning.
Actually, I think I'm spinning more from how many times we changed our plans! The concert was Tuesday night. As of Sunday, we had no idea where we were staying or who was watching the girls. The following is everything that took place within two days. :0)
Originally we had discussed staying with Marco and they would watch the girls. Then we realized she was due to have a baby at that time. It still was a tiny possibility but then we found out they had to move and he tore his ACL all in the last week. Yeah that was out.
Then Chelsea and Jenny volunteered to watch them in their dorm in Logan. I loved that idea. Until I realized the concert didn't even start till 8:00 and we'd have to drive all the way from SLC to Logan after the concert! That would mean having to wake the girls just to drive them to a hotel in the middle of the night. No thanks.
Then we decided to stay with Kate Sturgill and she was very excited to watch the girls. We could stay in her basement which would mean no waking the girls after the concert. Sounds like a plan stan! And I was very excited about it.
That is until Monday night when my mom called. She was inviting Flower to a movie on Tuesday. I informed her that we'd be out of town. She asked why we were dragging the girls there for a two day trip and offered to watch them. That took some juggling as well with a minimum of 10 phone calls to three different people but KG and I both loved the idea of an opportunity for an extended date. FINALLY...a solid plan.
Monday evening, in order to get into concert mode, KG and Flower helped me dye my hair punk purple. I love the color!
Tuesday morning at 10:00 am we dropped the girls off at Mary's, my niece and nephews sitter. At 11:15 my mom picked up Flower and Kas from there and took them to a movie, leaving River in Spencer's care to help Mary. After the movie my mom returned to Mary's, trading Kas for River and away they went to Grandma's house. They spent the night there and evidently did really well! Yay! My sister picked them up Wednesday afternoon around 1:00 and that's where we were reunited with our lovelies. Thank you thank you thank Mom and Sandee!
Now, onto the important part of this trip. WE WENT TO SALT LAKE CITY TO SEE DEPECHE MODE!!! Yes I'm yelling. We had such a good time. Before we left town we gassed up the jeep, then stopped at Cracker Barrel to share a breakfast. Then on the road, listening to Depeche Mode the whole way. Well kind of. We actually had very interesting conversation the entire way! I enjoyed it.
We arrived at our hotel at 4:00. It was pretty much in the parking lot of the concert venue. Score! We had a little party of our own when we arrived if you know what I mean. ::wink wink:: We also painted our finger nails black. KG kindly obliged my obsession with seeing him with black finger nails. It's hot.
At 5:30 we met Sara and Darin at Ruby Tuesday's for some pre-concert grub. We were able to walk there, then walk to the concert and back to the hotel. Nice find KG!
Finally inside the venue and even buying crap! My new Depeche Mode hat.
Showing off all the DM loot that was acquired. I got the hat, KG got the wrist band.
We found our seats. Sara and Darin are the reason we went. She was quick to get us totally kick ass seats...3rd row right by the cat walk!!! Thanks Sara!!!Waiting for the show to start.
Unfortunately for us, PB + J was the opening act. KG put it so eloquently when he referred to them as the 'Sweedish Douchebags'. And his imitation of the lead singer was spot on!
And finally DM instruments were being brought onto the stage. The excitement is building!
Let the teen age girl type screaming begin! It.was.awesome!
They had such amazing graphics on the screen throughout the entire concert.
He put his arms up and started waving in an effort to get everyone to follow.
And follow they did!The sea of arms waving back and forth was truly amazing.
Now this was interesting. From what I understand it was tamed for the Utah crowd, semi pornographic in other cities. All I know is what we did see, one woman practically sucking the other woman's big toe off(after seductively removing that big ugly red boot), grossed me the hell out. I would have rather seen boobs. Just sayin. I do love the image of the gigantic red lips on the ball.
The go-go lady images were hot.
At the very end they all came out and gave a bow. Very cool.
They played all the songs I wanted to here. I was not disappointed!
We sat outside the venue on the steps for quite a while enjoying the night air. Oh who am I kidding. Although it was very nice outside, we were sitting on those steps to people watch. We were laughing our asses off watching the drunk gomer running after moving cars, the two ladies hooker type red heels who could barely walk, and two girls seemingly lost asking us if we new PB + J to which Sara replied she prefered and ham and cheese. So much fun.
We were so tired by the time we got back to the hotel. Here we are right before we fell asleep. No really, that's what we did. We are getting old. No getting it on till the brake of dawn here. ;)
The next morning was a party however, with some very well planned out fun provided by KG. Thanks honey for all the effort you put into this trip. It was loads of fun.
We checked out at 11:00 and were on our way home. About an hour out we stopped in Perry to go to Maddox. This is a new favorite restaurant. Love it. We met the nicest couple at the table next to us. Turns out KG knows there son's best friend from Qwest. We had great service and yummy food. After that we went to the farmers market across the street and loaded up on the best peaches and corn we've ever eaten! We also got a ton of squash, an onion, pepper and potatoes.
Then we were back on the road. We arrived in Boise at 5:30 to pick up the girls from Sandee's. They were excited to see us. We went home and changed and got ready to leave again at 6:45. We met the Sturgill's and Matt's friends at Lulu's pizza to celebrate Matt's birthday. We also delivered the requested peaches and corn. We then went to their place for ice cream and cake and quite possibly the funniest evening of conversation we've ever had with them. We had such a good time. Happy 17th birthday Matty!
The whole two days was perfection. I'm so glad I had the extended date with KG. I love being with him. I'm very happy we have family that I can trust to take care of our girls. They are so loved!
Can't wait for the concert next weekend. This time it's a family affair. Dave Matthews here we come!
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