14 July 2014

Drunk on a Plane.

Ugh.  My Monday morning did  not start out very nicely! My Keurig has decided that it's going on strike and I am so not okay with that!

Good thing I had a pretty nice weekend, which this week I'm including Thursday in my weekend recap, because I can!

I took Wednesday through Friday off because my cousin Stephanie and I were going to go see Dierks Bentley and Sara Evans in concert up in Duluth.

At first, I was just going to take a bus by myself, but instead, my mom and sister and I decided to take a road trip up there.

But first let me take a selfie.

My mom came and picked me up from my apartment around noon or so & we were on the road by 1 or 1:30 & we got to Duluth about 4:15 or so & met my aunt and cousins at the mall.  

Steph and I had ants in our pants because the rest of our entourage couldn't care less that gates opened at 5 and it was 4:50 and we were still not on our way to the park, but never fear, we made it & we got front row in general admission, because we're badasses, probably not, but let's pretend okay? 

Whiskey River opened and both Steph and I were not fans.  They were in like their 70s & not Willie Nelson awesomeness 70s either, more like crotchety Aunt Ethel 70s.  

So of course, we had to document that we were actually seeing Sara Evans and for a second time in less than a year Dierks Bentley, so we were about to take a selfie, but then one of the nice security guards said he'd take a picture of us, so we let him.  

favorite concert buddy! 
After Whiskey River, we waited about ten to fifteen minutes & then the Miss Sara Evans came out and totally rocked her set!  Let me say that I've been a Sara Evans fan for years, all the way from You'll Always Be My Baby up to Stronger & Slow Me Down, and she did not disappoint.  She waved at me at least three times and was just an amazing performer.  

Performing Stronger

After about an hour or so, she says, this is when we'd normally walk off and then come back and do our encore, but y'all, have you seen these heels I'm wearing?!? I'll just stay right here.  For her encore, she covered three songs, Give Me a Reason by P!NK & I'm drawing a blank at the other two.  I think it's so cool her older brother Matt is part of her band.  

Once she was done, it took about a half hour of prep, but then Steph and I start freaking out when Dierks' 5-1-5-0 starts playing.  My phone died right before he came out, so I don't have any pictures of him, Steph told me she'd send them to me, but I don't have them yet! 

I'm honestly surprised we had voices come Friday morning, because we screamed-sang each song right along with him.  I loved his whole set, but my four favorites were Drunk On a Plane, I Hold On, Home and What Was I Thinking.  

If you are a Dierks Bentley fan, you know that in What Was I Thinking, he sings about a girl in a white tank top.  Well wouldn't you know, I had a white tank top.  So I told Steph to hold my hoodie, and I took my tank straps off and slid it down my legs and threw it at the stage, first time, it hit the bottom of the stage, second time it hit a little higher, but still missed the stage and the security guy who gave it back to me the first time wasn't going to give it back, but Dierks wanted it so the guard  gave it to him! We were the loudest crowd to sing Drunk on A Plane so far and I think that's so cool as well.  

Love me some DB! 

We both got guitar picks from his guitarist, bought matching shirts once again & have decided we will be seeing him at the very least annually.  Because Dierks Bentley is the bomb.com.  Obviously.  

This picture sums up the concert pretty well actually!


Next up in the concert line-up is Firefest, which features Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Hawkey & Old Dominion, I could be missing someone, but I don't feel like double checking at the moment with Stephanie & then October 23rd, me and my bestest are meeting my husband, Brantley Gilbert.  
Friday, Steph, Andrea and I had plans to go to Valleyfair once we made it back to the cities, but the weather didn't want to cooperate, so we ended up at the mall and Target, with another selfie thrown in for good measure.  

sitting in the book aisle of Target because #YOLO

We are going to try Valleyfair again on Wednesday & then outlet mall shopping on Thursday! Hope your week/weekend was as awesome as mine was! 

linking up with Rachael for the weekly wrap up here

& Meg for Mingle Monday here


  1. I'm dying to go to a concert--glad you had a lot of fun at yours. Have fun outlet shopping and find some deals!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time!

  3. Oh, MY.....what a trio of gals in that first photo....who's the big mama?


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