The craziness of summer was temporarily ceased this weekend while I had some fun. I’m a fan of Gavin Degraw, so I took the opportunity to buy tickets to his concert a few months ago. He’s currently touring with Train on their summer tour. My Gavin-loving friend and I chose the closest city to where we live, and bought tickets for the Tinley Park, IL show.
We left Sunday morning, and the four hour drive up flew by. We both were so excited to see the show and spend some girl time together. We even had meet and greet passes so we got to see Gavin before the show! Gavin opened for The Script, who opened for Train, so he didn’t play as long as we wanted him to, but it was still amazing. The Script and Train were also really good. The crowd was singing along the entire four hour concert.
I can’t wait to see Gavin again. He’s releasing his new album in September and my friend and I are thinking he’ll do a solo tour then. It was a really great weekend with the promise of another spectacular concert! Now for the week to begin..
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- Everyone performing at the end of the show
Meeting Gavin, no big deal
One of Gavin Degraw's performances
I love St. Louis for many reasons. This week I am loving that it is a big enough city to host the performance from a Beatle. That’s right. I was a lucky one at the Paul McCartney concert this past Sunday! An evening spent with one of the most legendary musicians in history makes for an unforgettable night, to say the least. Even though The Beatles’ British invasion occurred way before my time, their music has still impacted my life greatly. Thanks to my parents, I grew up with such fun, beautiful, and inspirational music.
Throughout the night, there were multiple songs to get emotional about, especially when Paul sang “Blackbird.” Written during the Civil Rights Movement, it is about keeping faith and hope, even during a dark time in life. When I hear this, I tell myself to never give up, no matter how tough a situation may seem. Everything WILL be alright. It was amazing to hear this live. What songs make you emotional? Surely there are some that really resonate with you.
The overall lesson to learn here is: come to St. Louis. There are ALWAYS exciting events going on. (Although, it may be tough to beat Sir Paul McCartney. Just saying.)
That is a day that I looked forward to for so long. I had been counting down for over a hundred days. What happened on this marvelous day, you might ask? The Justin Bieber concert! He performed this past Saturday at the Scottrade Center, as a part of his “Believe Tour.”
Yes, I must admit that I caught an extreme case of the Bieber Fever. I’m sure you’ve heard about some of those crazy Justin Bieber fans (a.k.a. Beliebers) that stalk his tour bus, wait in line for hours, scream non-stop, and cry just at the sight of him. Well, you can call me a “Belieber,” because this describes me exactly. I own more Justin Bieber products than you can imagine. Posters, wall decals, CDs, DVD, life-size cardboard cutout, doll, bottle, singing toothbrush, perfumes, laptop case, shirts, jewelry, key chain, pillow case…you get the idea. Considering all this, it is an understatement to say that I had fun at the concert. His unforgettable show blew me away. The singing, dancing, instruments, special effects, wardrobe, etc. Everything was amazing. When I woke up Sunday, I had to watch the videos I recorded to remind myself that his talent is real.
If you plan on watching the Justin Bieber movie/documentary anytime soon, “Never Say Never,” I’m giving you a fair warning. It has the potential of giving you the Bieber Fever. For me, this fever is an incurable obsession.