This was a pretty good weekend.
It started with a quick 10k run. Then a homemade egg and turkey sausage sammich. So far so good. But then came the thing I dread all year – doing our taxes. Ugh. But I was able to fight through it and get em done. My reward? A free concert by a band I really enjoy – The Killers!!!
Why are they in Dallas? Why was it free? Lemme splain. The NCAA Final Four (college basketball) is being played in town (the championship game is tonight).
As part of this tournament, they put on a bunch of fun events for the community – including a bunch of free concerts. Over the weekend they also had some country music acts, LL Cool J, Fun, and even Bruce Springsteen!
The only show I was able to attend was the Killers, and I’m fine with that. Like I said, I’m a fan. They’re one of the few bands that I follow that I hadn’t seen in concert before.
Everything seemed to align for this concert.
First, I got downtown with no traffic, I found cheap parking, then walked toward the venue.
Also, the forecasted severe weather held off (that would’ve been bad at an outdoor event).
And I was really happy this was FREE (their tickets normally start at $150 – ouch)! Also, there were no annoying opening acts (they screened the basketball game, and as soon as it ended, the Killers started).
I’m old I have to get up early every day (for running and for kids), I was glad that this was an early show start with a fairly early end (the downbeat was at 7:30pm and the encore was over around 9ish).
It was first come (first serve). Open seating (a field). And I was lucky to get there early enough to snag a spot fairly close to the stage!
The show did not disappoint! The crowd was really into it, most of us singing along to each song. The band was really into it – the lead singer even mentioned how they weren’t sure what to expect from the crowd (this was for a baskeball tourny after all), but they were really happy with our energy! The only weird thing was that the cigarettes people around me were smoking smelled kind of ‘skunky’, I think their tobacco had gone bad.
And since it was an early start/finish, my
old responsible self was home by 10 pm!
That show was great, btw! They were very energetic and made sure to play all their hits. And since I was home at a reasonable hour, I was able to make it to yoga the next morning! The whole experience more than made up for it also being my tax preparation weekend.
How bout you? How was your weekend (it was a big one for races – anyone race)? Any good concerts lately? Are your taxes done? Do you watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament? How many flies did I catch in my mouth?
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