Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Well Rounded Crazy

Last Friday kicked off our big Dave Matthews Band concert weekend. Every year we look forward to seeing this ridiculously talented group of musicians live.......and I'm pretty sure in Patrick's mind, him and Dave are best friends who've never met.
This day trip was extra special since not only did Patrick get to see his best friend he's never met, but I got to see one of my best long distance friends for the first time in foh-eva!! Jessica, her hubby, and their little mini drove an hour just to meet us in the Woodlands for a late lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, which is always delish.
Afterwards, while the boys hung out on a shaded patio, I accompanied Jess to her very first Anthropologie experience! We wandered around touching every piece of clothing, burying our noses in all the candles, dreaming of affording the extravagantly priced items guilt free, and just enjoying the unbridled girl time.
Before heading to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (a beautiful venue), we stopped for my favorite fro-yo, Pink Berry, in attempts to keep from melting.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops kicked off the show with some good ol' back porch sittin' music, and by sunset it was time for Dave's first debut of the year.
I was impressed by his keen eye and good memory. After all, it'd been a year since he'd seen me last. "Did you get a haircut?" Dave asked.
"Actually I've been letting it grow, but the curls really take a few inches off," I replied.
"Well you look great." ......He was actually making small talk with everyone in the audience, but who's taking minor details into account?
Saying we were surrounded by an interesting crowd this year would be an understatement. It was intense. The short man next to us had the audacity to complain about the set list, yet decided later (after a couple more drinks, I'm guessing) every song was his favorite.
He'd tap both of us on the shoulder a few times a song just to let us know. "Oh, THIS one is my favorite. This is the BEST song ever."......"I take it back, the other song is in my top three, but THIS song is even better."......Weirdly, he asked Patrick to hold his beer a few times so he could take pictures, then would forget to take his drink back.
Short man's girlfriend could have been mistaken several times for someone filming a porno. "OMG! OMG! This is amazing!"....."OMG! OMG! I'm so sweaty; it's dripping everywhere!" When Patrick told her, "Just think what it'd be like if it was August," she responded, "We are from Texas and it's so hot in here August." Yes.....yes, that's why he said that....
The enthusiastic lady to our other side relentlessly cheer-leaded her way through the concert, constantly turning 360's to point people out and direct them to get more involved, yelling to the guy a row in front of her to tap his beer to hers for a repetitive toast.
The group of couples in front of us probably has enough drunk group pictures of themselves now to create a 1000 page photo album. I'm actually not sure if they even knew they were at a concert.
(Don't even get me started on the couple who brought a baby with no earplugs or headphones.)
Let's just say it was well-rounded craziness.
And Dave....well Dave is always fantastic.


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