I'm a couple days late on this, but I promised to blog about the concert I went to on Thursday. It was my first ever. We had a great time.
We got down to the cities about three hours early (intentionally- we wanted to check out the downtown area). Stopped off at the base quick and headed downtown. Once we found First Ave (the club), we went in search of parking. Somehow we managed to find something (cheap) nearby. How that happened is beyond me since parking in downtown Minneapolis is notoriously expensive.
As we were walking around downtown, Pat pointed out a Lush shop (for any of you who have never been to Lush, go! http://www.lushusa.com/ ). I asked Crystal if she had ever been in Lush before and she said no. Evil giggle and I dragged her away from Barnes and Noble (where she was about to go) and into the shop. The sales girl was bored out of her mind. She hadn't had a customer in more than an hour. Poor Crystal is now addicted to Lush. Which was all part of my evil plan when I brought her in there. hehe
After Lush (and a quick trip to Barnes and Noble), we stopped at the car to drop off our purchases and then headed to the Irish pub across the street from First Ave. Guess what they were playing on the radio. lol We weren't the only people who had gone to the pub before going to see the show. We sat outside (in the beautiful weather) and had supper. But not until after forcing Crystal to drink a Car Bomb. lol
After supper, it was off to the show to suffer through the opening act. They weren't horrible, but I would never choose to listen to them. The longest sentence I could understand from the singer was "Flogging Molly is up after us." Otherwise, it was a bunch of garbled crap. Finally, after what felt like a lifetime (especially with how excited and impatient I was getting), Flogging Molly took the stage. omfg. It was such an amazing show. I don't think I can accurately describe it. Suffice to say that I had a good time. lol I'll add pictures as soon as Crystal comes over with her camera. I forgot to bring mine. lol