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Oh Hey, 2016!

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I rang 2016 in style… another New Years Eve show with The Avett Brothers! That recap will come later.

I’m not one to make resolutions, because let’s get real… I don’t keep them.  That would be like me saying, “I’ve got a mad craving for chitlins”… not going to happen. Ever.  Instead I try to make a list of things I want to do or strive to do, that way I’m not committing to something for a whole year.  Here’s what I’ll strive to do in 2016…

  • Concerts. I saw some stellar shows in 2015… The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Mumford + Sons, The Avett Brothers and Alabama Shakes… just to name a few.
  • Read more. I started reading more towards the end of 2015 + I forgot how much I missed it.  The first book I’m going to crack open for 2016 is Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari.  And yes, I’m one of those people who likes holding a physical book.  Here’s hoping I also actually read my magazines too.  I was notorious for slacking on that in 2015.
  • Decorating. I’m for real this time.  I’m going to hang pictures on my wall… even if I have to find someone taller than me to hang them.  Actually, someone is going to have to do it for me. If I hang them it will be obvious a fun-sized person hung them on the wall.  I have a rep to maintain.
  • Saying, “YES.”  I want to say yes to more adventures in 2016.  For example, I’ve already said yes to going to Napa Valley in February with a group of friends.  I’ll just need to find someone to hold my hand on the flight or a horse tranquilizer to subdue my jazz hands.

And that’s it!

Here’s to more giggles, less falling in public + lots of fun in 2016!

 

 

My Bucket List of Bands

Band of Horses

BOHLast night was my first concert of 2013 and boy was it amazing!

If you have never been to a Band of Horses show, you must drop what you’re doing immediately (when I say immediately I mean after you read my post) and then find tickets to one of their shows.  You’ll thank me.  Seriously, you will.  This will mark the second time I’ve seen them perform (they’re officially tied with New Kids on the Block).  Don’t tell them that, I doubt they would want to be associated with an 80’s boy band.  I hope this blog post doesn’t ruin my street cred.

Back to last night’s show.

I’m pretty sure I went a little nuts when they played my FAVORITE song of theirs, The Funeral. When I saw them last year with My Morning Jacket, I’m pretty sure they closed the show with The Funeral (which was the perfect song to close the show with) so you can imagine my excitement when they included it in their set list.  This leaves me to rate my top 5 concerts of all time (this could possibly change since I’ve got 6-7 more shows this year)

  1. Mumford + Sons
  2. The Avett Brothers
  3. Band of Horses
  4. Kings of Leon
  5. New Kids on the Block (yeah I know I’m being judged, but those guys can put on a good show AND they’ve still got it)

Like I said earlier in my post, go see Band of Horses.  If you like them you can thank me, if you don’t then you need to listen to them again because you’re obviously missing out on something great.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took from last night’s show!

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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh
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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh
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He totally posed for me in this picture.
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Band of Horses at The Ritz in Raleigh

xoxo