Saturday started out at BDubs enjoying some wings and appetizers before heading down to Minneapolis and checking into our hotel, we stayed at the Radisson Blu. It was nicer than any hotel I had ever stayed at & only a couple of blocks from the concert venue.
While the other two went to a beer fest that the convention center downtown was putting on, I relaxed at the hotel for an hour or so and then went to get in line to get us front row spots since we had general admission floor tickets. I also picked up my meet and greet info. The other two met me right before the concert started & we watched a bit of Michael Ray's set before Vanessa and I headed to the meet and greet meeting area.
Canaan Smith was next and he didn't disappoint. Once he was done, we all knew Brantley was next and we were PUMPED. I mean when you have front row views, who can blame you? Vanessa hasn't posted all of the concert pics yet, but I do have this one to show you how close we were to the stage!
I absolutely love watching Brantley perform and I love that what you see is what you get with him. All too soon though he had played his encore and Vanessa had snagged his set list and we were on our way back to the hotel after getting our merch fix. Our original plan was to pre-game at the hotel and then head over to First Ave to try and get into the all night dance party they were having for Prince, but that didn't happen because we were all exhausted.
Candy woke up earliest and took it upon herself to walk in the pouring rain to get us all coffee and it was like girl read my mind cause I totally was needing it when I woke up! We all got ready and headed over to First Ave to check out the Prince tributes people had left and get our pictures with his star.
Being a MN girl, I was saddened by the death of our Minnesota man Prince. He wasn't what I usually listened to, but I can remember my Lynn-Mom introducing me to Party Like It's 1999 & Kiss when I was in high school. So cool to be able to see his star at First Ave and the tributes from other fans. 107|366 #meghananna2k16 #firstave
We then headed over to the Electric Fetus which is a record store also in Minneapolis where we browsed the records and CDs. I didn't find anything that I absolutely had to have, but both Vanessa and Candy got a Prince record, after the record store, we were all ready to head back home. The rest of Sunday was spent catching up on Minnesota sports which meant watching both the Twins and the Wild lose and hanging out with my grandma and Mady helping Mads study for tests she had on Monday.
& yes it took me until Thursday to recap the weekend, just in time for this weekend, where I have big plans to do a whole lot of nothing on Saturday and I have to work on Sunday as usual.