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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Celebrate We Did.

"Hello, how are you doing today?
I hope I find you feeling healthy.
I'm so glad our paths crossed this time today
On our way into the night..."
--Granny by DMB

You know how sometimes things just kind of happen? Well, that's what it's been like for me this week. I have secured an apartment. Finally. It happened yesterday morning. I move in on the 31st. I am thrilled with what I found and have a great landlord! Yay. One stress over with. And this opportunity came to me. My friend Cristina's brother owns a house in town and had an opening so I looked at it on Monday and today I told him yes. Awesome. I'll go into more detail about it later.

Because if that wasn't happy enough...

I had originally planned to attend a Dave Matthews Concert this summer and kind of dragged my feet about getting tickets for the show in Bethel Woods that many of my friends were attending. I guess I was more concentrated on other things (like finding a new place to live) so I didn't get a ticket before they sold out. I was bummed but then other stuff happened and I forgot about it for a bit. But then on Monday, my friend Shannon told me that she actually had an extra ticket. So I did end up going last night. And I am so glad I did. I went with my Oneonta peeps (Jill, Vinny, Alisha, Tony) but met up with Shannon, her husband, her sister and also Courtney and Mark. It was great to be able to be there with all of them! And I definitely needed the night of open skies, great music and good friends. It was a great show and they played my new favorite song--Shake Me Like A Monkey. I was a happy DMB fan!

Me, Shannon and Courtney before the show began. We had great weather.

Bethel Woods was amazing venue. I WILL go back here. Everything was so clean and pretty. They had rental chairs for $5 and the lawn was so soft and nice. Here is the stage from where we were.

The stage after Dave went on.
Courtney, Me and Shannon with Dave in the background. :)
The moon over the stage. I thought it was a cool picture.
And since this blog is a way for me to "scrapbook" my life, I've included the set list from the show.

Wednesday Aug 5 2009 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Set list:
Proudest Monkey
Satellite
The Maker
Shotgun
Shake Me Like A Monkey
Funny The Way It Is
Lying In The Hands Of God
Louisiana Bayou
You Might Die Trying
Spaceman
Alligator Pie
Seven
Time Bomb
#41
Everyday
Why I Am
You And Me
Two Step
Encore:
Rye Whiskey
Squirm
Tripping Billies

So it's been a crazy few days. I feel very happy and blessed to have such amazing friends in my life and to be able to share the fun times with them. Thanks for a fun night! (edited to add this picture--I stole it from Courtney's blog.)

"Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain"
--Two Step by DMB

4 comments:

Beth said...

As I said on Courtney's blog - looks like you all had a great time. I was wishing I could have gone. And I love the chairs that they offer there! SPAC needs those!

I need to know more about this new home of yours... email me with details!

Ms. Attitude said...

Sounds great! I can't wait to hear about your new place! Outdoor concerts are so much fun. the last one I went to was Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker

The Pink Chick said...

Looks like so much fun!!! I'm glad you were able to go!

CBL said...

Well done, well done.
Can I just tell you, I had the worst "I hate students sometimes" day at work EVER and I'm just finally getting it out from under my skin.
Talk to you soon.