You guys, my (extended) weekend was kick-you-in-the-balls fantastic. Since this blog is really my diary, saddle up partners cause you are getting a weekend roundup in yo' face.
Friday night - Do you fools even REALIZE how kickass the lineup was at Stir Cove on Friday night? Fastball, Vertical Horizon, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray and SmashMouth? Give me a freaking break! It was an awesome night, the weather was great, and the company was even better. Missy and I met for dinner at SAMS ITALIAN VILLA beforehand (haven't been there in a minute...food tastes exactly the same...awesome!) and then we met some peeps in Stir bar and then headed down to the show. It was awesome. Awesome awesome. Gin Blossoms! Are you kidding me? Talk about being transported straight back to high school. These are some of the peeps I hung out with.
Sunday - Missy and I left for Chicago in the AM. We drove all day - I was going to be leisurely about it, but then she mentioned we might make it to the city in time to hit Garret's popcorn before they closed, and I started hauling ass. We made it in time, but since parking is a nightmare we decided to wait until morning to go there anyway. We checked in to the hotel and headed to Gino's for deep dish pizza. Freaking yum. Then we walked around for awhile, and then headed back to the hotel to get some shut eye in preparation for the next day.
MONDAY - Good lordie. Okay. So we woke up, had an awesome breakfast, and then headed to get our popcorn. I LOVE THAT POPCORN. Then we walked miles and miles and miles - we went to Wrigley Field, to Millennium Park, everywhere. It was awesome. Awesome. AWESOME. Some pics...
The show was epic. I hate that word, but it's literally the only way I can think to describe it. You know how during a fireworks grand finale, how the sky just keeps lighting up and lighting up and in your head you're like "this is amazing, it can't get any better"? That was how I felt during the whole show, only then the next song would start and it WOULD get better. So so sosososososossosososo good. I can't describe it. Plus the whole atmosphere of being on Soldier Field, with every single chair taken, and every single person was going bananas and having the best time.
After the two and a half hour show we headed back to our hotel, and I seriously couldn't walk at this point. In fact, I wasn't sure I would ever be able to walk again.
Monday - After another amazing breakfast, we left the city and headed to the outlet malls in Aurora. I didn't buy anything except one amazing Kate Spade bag - I'm obsessed with it, but it's a crossbody bag so I will need to take it to a concert or sporting event. Man, if only there was an amazing show coming up that I could take my bag too....
OH WAIT BRET F*CKING MICHAELS just got announced at Stir Cove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you guys remember when I met him?