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.