Music, Friendship & Summer Nights.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sometime in late 2008, I fell in love with Kings of Leon. Actually, I fell madly and deeply in love with the song "Use Somebody." I know, how original, right? It didn't matter that everyone else loved this band, and this song, because I just couldn't listen to it enough. Even now, almost two years later, I still can't get enough of it.

My love for this song made me check out the rest of KOL's songs and after that, the love affair was officially on.

I missed the band when they were in Vegas last summer and was really, really sad I didn't get to see them. Several months ago, when I heard they were touring again this summer, you better believe I wasn't going to miss them for a second time. Unfortunately, no shows were planned for Vegas. So, after many frantic and excited text messages and phone calls, I decided to take a little road trip to California and go with my one and only Liz.

Last week, after several days of being out of town, I got home to Vegas only to promptly get in the car the next day and drive the 4+ hours to casa de Liz and Gabby. After a day of catching up with the ladies, swimming in a pool with a lobster (yeah, you read that right), watching The Bachelorette, makeup and subsequent photo sessions, swapping secrets and laughing, the time had finally arrived to go to the show.

After being graciously dropped off (and later picked up), Liz and I trekked up an s.o.b. of a hill (sorry, knee), with beer and a giant bag of warm kettle corn in tow. As much as I loved the show (and I did), I think my favorite part of the trip was making ourselves comfortable on the lawn, sitting on a blanket, eating popcorn and drinking beer on a beautiful summer night with a friend. This, right here, is the stuff.

... and then the music started. With the small exception of the fact that we were sitting a hundred miles from the stage and unfortunately directly in front of the world's most annoying concert goers, the show was amazing and I can't wait to see them again.

As a little added bonus, I got to catch a moment of one of my favorite songs - on one of my favorite nights - on film. Please note how far away we were and excuse my singing. I can't help myself when it comes to this song.


  1. I like it with the singing.

  2. I LOVEEEE IT!! I wish you had told me about it, I definitely would have gone to the show with you guys. Looks like a blast!

  3. Don't forget braiding lessons on skype!!!

    Glad you guys had so much fun. I'd give my left baby toe to have been on that hill drinking beers with you both.

  4. Heart you, Liz, Gabby and the fact that you were able to hang and have such a wonderful time:)

  5. Aww how fun! I'm glad you girls had a nice time. Did you know Liz prior, or did you two meet via blogging? It's amazing the connections that are made from blogs that ultimately turn into real life friendships.

  6. My roommate loves them! One of these days, I'm going to get us tickets to see them as a surprise to her :)

  7. i love live concerts! so happy for you!

  8. Bestest post ever.

    I concur-sitting on that hill with my bug, drinking beer, eating kettle corn, the sun setting=PERFECTION AND THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE THING.

    Also, Sebastian.

  9. i love love LOVE kings of leon. and yes, i fell in love with use somebody, just like you.

  10. What gorgeous girls. Looks like an fanfreakingtastic time was had!

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