I did something last night that I haven’t done in 10 years.
(source – I was not that close to the stage.)
I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert. I actually cannot believe that it’s been so long since I’ve seen Dave because to say that I was obsessed in high school would be an understatement. If I had time I would dig up some old pictures for you of my 16-year old self at DMB concerts, you would probably find that entertaining. My parents bought me a car when I got my drivers license and the first thing I did was put a Dave sticker on the back. Live at Red Rocks was my all-time favorite album and I was trying to list my top five favorite songs last night during the show.
And because I have to, my favorite cover…
– All Along the Watchtower
Dave Matthews Band fan – yes or no? Favorite song?
Things were a little different this time around. Tailgating involved wine, craft beer and a cheese and meat spread.
I think I could eat this for dinner every single night. Italian meats, soft cheese, crusty bread and grapes. So delicious with wine.
We missed the opener, Head and the Heart, because traffic was so terrible getting to the amphitheater. We made it in just as DMB was starting. It was the most beautiful evening and we had good seats. I was so pleased to find that it was the same old Dave – he sounded great and played an awesome mix of old and new. They played for almost three hours to a nearly sold-out crowd and encored with Tripping Billies. Eat, drink and be merry. 🙂
Unfortunately, we sat in complete gridlock trying to get out after the show and it took over an hour just to exit the lot we were in. I didn’t get home until after 1 a.m. I took a hot shower (post-concert ritual) and then passed out. We ended up sitting in traffic getting there and leaving for longer than we were in the show. Craziness. Regardless, it was a really fun evening and brought back so many good memories. Lots of dancing and smiling took place. Hopefully it won’t be 10 years before I see Dave again.
I made a Greek yogurt bowl for breakfast this morning (along with lots of black coffee!). Plain Greek yogurt with pumpkin puree stirred in, TJ’s pumpkin butter, banana, granola, dried cranberries, blueberries and sunflower seed butter.
Lunch was a big salad from Crisp. After last night’s carb + cheese fest, I needed a green lunch. Mixed greens, spinach, boiled egg, pears, feta, tomatoes and walnuts with honey mustard vinaigrette. I added a few slices of grilled chicken that I “stole” from my lunch companion.
Things are changing at our new location every day! The floors are down, the rack systems are in and they’ve started on the custom wall art and murals. All of the equipment is beginning to arrive and we are gearing up to get this place open! I’m actively working on the website so stay tuned. I’ll share it when it’s ready to launch! Also, Charlotte area readers, we’re going to have free preview workouts the week of June 11. I’ll be posting all the details here and on facebook. Feel free to shoot me an email too with any questions.
Off to teach BodyPump and make another stop by the new space.