Yesterday was such a huge day all around. I finally got to meet Kelly! For those who don't know, she is one of my favorite bloggers here. I always find her posts so inspiring, and she is literally the sweetest girl you'll ever meet. I was fortunate enough to have dinner with her before going to 311. Not only is she a very cool girl and so down to earth, but she is gorgeous in person! Not that you're not pretty in your pictures Kelly, but they really don't do you justice! =) We grabbed dinner at this cute place on Long Island. I had this amazing sandwich that I had to fight really hard with myself to only eat half of. I really wish we could have hung out longer. And also, I had brought a friend with me for the concert, so with an extra person it was hard to really talk about all the things I really wanted to talk to Kelly about. Still a good time though! Here's a pic
Anyways, on to the show! Last night's setlist was probably my favorite of the tour. They busted out some rarities and some songs they used to play all the time but don't really anymore. I was rocking the eff out just going nuts. My friend actually really enjoyed herself too (once she got over the overwhelming amount of pot smoke) and wants to go again. I LOVE turning new people on to 311. I was a little disappointed in the crowd though. My section totally sucked. There were only a few people enjoying themselves as much as me. Most of them just stood there. Didn't even like nod their heads or anything. Um, hello? You're at an effing concert, loosen the hell up!! Even when I have seen acts that I was unfamiliar with or that aren't exactly my favorite, I still dance (not like I do for 311, obvi) and have a good time. I mean, to me, I paid good money to be here, I don't want to just stand there like a statue. I want to enjoy myself. Not for nothing, but I can just stand in my living room and play music really loudly for free and not have to deal with traffic. KWIM? Still a great show, I left there a very happy girl. Traffic was horrendous though. They're doing construction on the bridge. It took me over an hour to get from the Jerome Ave exit on the Cross Bronx into NJ. People familiar with NY, you know how short of a distance that is and 12 AM traffic should NOT be worse than rush hour traffic. Just sayin'.
And last but not least here, this is my 200th post! Wow, that's a lot. I can't even begin to tell you how much having this little blog here has impacted me. Really. This is such a great release for me, I love getting feedback whether I'm having a good or bad day, and some of the people I now "know" are just so amazing and I'm glad to have met you and gotten the opportunity to peek at your lives. To see your struggles and to know I'm not alone and to celebrate in your triumphs as you have in mine. I really hope that meeting Kelly was just the tip of the iceberg and that I will be fortunate enough to meet some more of you in the future.
That's it for today guys. I gotta go start a coffee IV drip if I'm going to make it to step class! =)