Not from alcohol, I’m hung over from all of The Awesome that took place last night. As if it wasn’t sweet enough that Brian and I were heading out to see SEAL by ourselves, about forty-minutes before our departure, I was totally ready with out a single worry.
First Steph arrived with Ivy.
Then the pizza arrived.
And then Arianne arrived. All within minutes of each other. Not to mention that our sweet little Racecar and Ariel were so excited to see us leave so they could play with Arianne and Steph. Just this alone could have sent me into Awesome overload.
But I had to be strong and continue facing The Awesomeness by heading out to the concert we have been waiting for for years.
Here’s a picture of Brian and I before leaving. Look! No graphic tee! Aren’t my chubby cheeks just the cutest little things? No? Not so much?
Despite some parking drama, we made it to the venue just in time for me to drink a bottle of beer in record time.
And then he started singing and I could not believe that I was hearing his amazing voice live. It was the greatest sound ever, he was flawless. The funny thing that happened (funny to me, not Brian) was that when we purchased the tickets, Brian asked me if I wanted general admission tickets (standing in front of the stage) or actual seats. I told him actual seats, afterall, I’m an old lady now. So, he paid the extra $20 per ticket for us to sit.
Our seats were amazing.
Can you even handle these pictures? Brian took them, he’s turning into an aperture, shutter speed WIZARD.
But I found myself totally annoyed that everyone in the seats were all sitting and not dancing and going crazy, like me. I felt like if I were to stand, someone would throw a peanut at me. So, I had a great idea and asked Brian to see if we could go into the general admission area. You know, the area that would have cost us $40 less? Yeah, that area. Being the amazing man that he his, he stood up to go talk to an usher. He was gone for awhile and there was an usher right by our seats as I SAT and watched the concert and decided to ask her if we could go up front. She said “No, unless you want to give up your seats, I can armband you but you can not come back to your seats.” Let’s see, I can either go within feet of my boyfriend or sit back here like an 80 year old woman. “we’ll give up the seats.”
Just then Brian came back and told me that we could not move. I was like “oh yes we can!“ And we did.
Holy Mary of all that is good and gorgeous. Do you see how close we are? He danced the entire time, he sounded perfect the entire time. He was art. Perfect, priceless art. oooooh, to be Heidi Klum for 24 hours, and not because she’s a size zero.
Um…yum? Before taking these shots, an usher came up to us and told us that we needed a press pass and that we need to move back to the press area. Apparently my bombass camera screamed “press” to him. And then he told us we had to put our camera away, only point and shoots were allowed.
And then Seal came over to our side of the stage and I was already about seven feet from the stage and within 1.3 seconds I was at the very front knowing he was about to do some fan touching. Which he did, he was touching hands, and although he refused to touch my hand, something even better happened.
It’s like a dream. As my hand reached towards his amazing hand, his strong arms, his rock solid abs, a little bit of saliva flew from his mouth, I watched in slow motion as it fell on my arm.
It was the most beautiful thing in the world.
Best concert ever.